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Offline scott

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Bucket opening tool
« on: April 12, 2012, 05:36:50 AM »
Does anyone use a bucket opening tool to open your fermentation bucket?  Every time I open my fermenter I think there has to be an easier way.

I have seen two different types, the red and the black.  Do either of these different styles work well for an ale pail? 

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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 07:10:58 AM »
I use one similar to the bottom, red one that I purchased from Walmart (paint dept) for a couple bucks. It works on all my buckets. Cheers!!!
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 09:53:32 AM »
I use one like the black one. It's better than using my fingers,  but still a pain.
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 10:30:58 AM »
Real men use their fingers. :D

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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 10:57:17 AM »
I think bigchicken is a little touchie about the "finger lickin good" thing
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 01:19:37 PM »
I use the red one too, when I can find it.  Otherwise I just use my bare hands and rip the lid off.
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 04:25:36 PM »
I think bigchicken is a little touchie about the "finger lickin good" thing
;D
That saying brings back some crazy memories! I worked at KFC as a teenager. To this day I still can't eat there!
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 06:22:58 AM »
I have one like the red one.....but mine is black
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 07:42:49 AM »
I think bigchicken is a little touchie about the "finger lickin good" thing
;D
That saying brings back some crazy memories! I worked at KFC as a teenager. To this day I still can't eat there!
Man....was it gross or something?  Or did you just totally burn yourself out on it?
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 08:32:59 AM »
I think bigchicken is a little touchie about the "finger lickin good" thing
;D
That saying brings back some crazy memories! I worked at KFC as a teenager. To this day I still can't eat there!

I have the same issue with Hardee's.  27 years ago and I still can't walk into one.  It's the same idea as when I tell people they don't want to know how sausage is made.  8^)

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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 09:12:14 AM »
i didn't even know they made those bucket openers. when i saw the title of the thread i thought it was going to be weazeltoe backing over a bucket with his new camper ;D
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Re: Bucket opening tool
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 03:17:54 PM »
I have a friend with a pool who gives me plastic buckets that used to contain chlorine tabs or something for water treatment.  These buckets have ratcheting locking screw on lids and a rubber seal.  If I can remember I'll take a picture of one.
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012, 06:13:31 AM »
I think bigchicken is a little touchie about the "finger lickin good" thing
;D
That saying brings back some crazy memories! I worked at KFC as a teenager. To this day I still can't eat there!
Man....was it gross or something?  Or did you just totally burn yourself out on it?

I'd say it was more burnout than anything. The food prep was extremely strict so the food was fine. I will say that when it was time for cleaning, that was gross! A friend of mine fell into the grease dumpster one night because he had dropped a tool into it. He leaned over the side to try to fish it out, lost his balance and went chest first into it! That stuff was nasty!
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Re: Bucket opening tool
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 07:41:48 AM »
I have one like the red one.....but mine is black

Same here.....but mine is purple
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