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Offline flbrewer

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Bottling bucket
« on: June 10, 2013, 09:50:27 AM »
I need a bucket to sanitize (Starsan) my bottles in. Can I pick up any type of plastic bucket or does it need to be a specific plastic or food grade?

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Re: Bottling bucket
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 10:04:07 AM »
I use a 5 gallon plastic bucket from Lowes. It's from the paint section and is semi-transparent with volume marks, which is nice. Probably not food grade, but it seems fine for sanitizer. I did fill it with water for several days first in case something leached out.
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Re: Bottling bucket
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 10:13:04 AM »
I use a 5 gallon plastic bucket from Lowes.
I use a couple Homer buckets for PBW bath, rinsing and sanitizing.  Get what's cheap and use your $ where it will go further like temp control or something.
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Re: Bottling bucket
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 10:15:07 AM »
I've repurposed old fermenter buckets as a sanitizing bucket and a grain bucket (Barley crusher sits right on top nicely).  I also have the HD Homer buckets around for special purposes like this in case my regular buckets are unavailable.
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