1 gallon bucket with spigot

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captianoats

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Something you may think about getting is a Mr. Beer kit. I believe the little barrel thing is 2 gallons. The kits usually run 30-40 bucks, plus you'll get some kits to try. It being after christmas, you may even get some on clearance. If not, I am sure you can just pick up the barrel for dirt cheap on craigslist or ebay.
 

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I got mine at Home Depot, white HDPE #2 in the paint section. It is 2.25 gallons, perfect for a 1.75 gallon batch with room for krausen.
 

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Or ask for a 2 gallon bucket at a local supermarket, in the bakery section. They get icing in them, and they throw them away. They'll give it to you if you ask. They are food grade. I got a 2 gallon bucket and a 3.5 gallon bucket.

You have to add the spigot yourself.
 

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Or ask for a 2 gallon bucket at a local supermarket, in the bakery section. They get icing in them, and they throw them away. They'll give it to you if you ask. They are food grade. I got a 2 gallon bucket and a 3.5 gallon bucket.

You have to add the spigot yourself.
That's what I did. I got mine from the WalMart bakery for a dollar and the spigot from Northern Brewer. Drill a 1" hole.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I think I'll get a bucket from somewhere and drill a hole to install the spigot.
 

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Wondering what y'all did to get the smell out of the buckets? Got 6 of them that smell like fruit and icing? Any ideas?
 

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I soaked my icing bucket with oxyclean, rinsed and then baking soda. Even though there's a slight odor in the bucket, it's not likely to transfer to the beer.
 
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