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Offline jmdmt

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food grade buckets ???
« on: October 28, 2012, 06:47:20 PM »
newbe with questions, suprise, suprise.  would 7gl pickle buckets from a local restruant be OK for ferminting & bottling buclets ??   thanks in advance.

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Re: food grade buckets ???
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 06:50:30 PM »
If you can get the smell out, then they should be perfect for fermenters & bottling buckets. Most of my fermenters are food-grade buckets of various sizes. They work great for me.
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Re: food grade buckets ???
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 06:55:57 PM »
You're not likely to get the pickle smell out. You have the right idea, though. There are other food-grade buckets available used from restaurants that will work. The 2 gallon buckets that held whipping cream or fruit puree are great. They come completely clean and odor free.

I do have an old pickle bucket that I use - lined with a trash bag or 2 - to store grain.
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Re: food grade buckets ???
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 07:02:48 PM »
yeah, you can get the pickle smell out.  You just have to leave them out in the sun for awhile (although I'm not sure if that means a few days, or weeks).  A friend of mine makes wine (award winning) and he uses them.

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Re: food grade buckets ???
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 02:49:16 PM »
Do I sense a pickle porter in the works? ;D
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Re: food grade buckets ???
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 02:52:49 PM »
A friend of mine used a pickle bucket. Thought he had it clean, no smell etc. The beer came out tasting of pickles. It was a dumper. I wouldn't risk it. There are too many other cheap buckets available out there.

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Re: food grade buckets ???
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 05:11:29 PM »
Do I sense a pickle porter in the works? ;D

Hmm, sour mash with lots of Summit & Sorachi Ace, maybe?
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