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How big are Home Depot buckets?

Also, how big is a standard bucket?

Heavy duty 3.5 Gallon Bucket (75 mil) 12″ diameter, 10.5″ height.

Also, do Home Depot buckets have lids? Bucket Lid – The Home Depot. To see what’s in stock near you, please enter you zip code or local store number.

Also to know is, are Home Depot 5 gallon buckets food grade?

Five-gallon buckets with lids are light, stackable, portable, and reusable, and have become an industry standard for use at big cocktail conferences and events. Probably the most commonly misused bucket is the Home Depot “Homer” bucket in its signature bright orange color. These are not rated safe for handling food.

5 Gal

Has anyone ever used the Orange Home depot buckets.

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The materials used for these buckets, HDPE + colorant, as well as the manufacturing techniques, are not required to meet the FDA spec for food contact. Technically they should not be used in the brewing process.

However, it would appear from the previous posts that they are being used for this purpose without noticeable consequence.

This post does nothing to answer your question but at least you’ve got the straight poop.

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I usually spray them with Star San just to be sure. That may or may not be over sanitizing, but it gives me piece of mind.

If you do try out the turkey bags, keep in mind that they’re about $1 each. Not a huge investment, but over an extended timeline, just using glass or better bottles ends up being cheaper. They do, however, make cleanup pretty much instantaneous. Rack brew, remove turkey bag, add new turkey bag, spray with sanitizer, pitch new brew. From old to new in about 5 seconds.

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I got a stack of eight in which to store my grain. One of the middle ones had some gum wrappers and bird poop in it. I’m guessing that it was not very sanitary “right out of the box.” Do yourself a favor and wash them, followed by your sanitizer of choice.

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One of two reason sthe lhbs’s said no. because it would cost them a sale if they said yes (if you can find them cheaper at a pet store), or they just are “old dogs” set in their ways who don’t read forums/brewing mags/listen to podcasts and still believe in things like HSA, and autolysis. or just are ignorant, and spouting not from any basis in fact.

Many people use those pet food containers as fermenters, they are called VIttle vaults, sold at petsmart. and there is one LHBS online that has bought, IIRC, 22 gallons vittle vaults wholesale, and has slapped a gasket and an airlock, and a spigot on them, and is selling them for about 100 dollars. So evidently not every homebrew shop shares that sentiment, that they are unfit to be fermenters..

If you don’t believe me, here’s a pic of the Gamma Plastics, 22 gallon Petsmart Vittle Vault..

Think they bear a slight resemblance to each other.

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“The first, absolutely airtight storage container for dry pet foods. Vittles Vault locks in freshness and flavor. . Made of food grade, high-impact resistant plastic.”

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My second hobby is Competition BBQ (The TwoFat Polocks BBQ Team). I often peak in at the ((The Virtual Weber Bullet Website). Here is an article on Food Grade Plastic Containers For Brining). I am sure the same would apply for beer. I am not going to comment. Let your own conscience be your guide.

What Is Food Grade Plastic?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requires that plastics used in food packaging be of greater purity than plastics used for non-food packaging. This is commonly referred to as food grade plastic. Plastics used to package pharmaceuticals are held to an even higher standard than food grade.

Food grade plastic does not contain dyes or recycled plastic deemed harmful to humans. However, this does not mean that food grade plastic cannot contain recycled plastic. The FDA has detailed regulations concerning recycled plastics in food packaging.

Another aspect of food grade plastic is matching the appropriate type of plastic to the food in question. Foods that are highly acidic or that contain alcohol or fats can leach plastic additives from the packaging or container into the food. As a result, you should only use plastic containers that are FDA approved for the particular type of food the plastic will come into contact with.

Finally, it should be noted that a plastic container can no longer be considered food grade if it has been used to store non-food items like chemicals, paint, or detergent.

Not All HDPE Containers Are Food Grade
There is a common misconception that all containers made of white plastic or HDPE plastic bearing the symbol are food grade containers. This is not true.

If you are considering the purchase of a container from some place other than a kitchen or restaurant supply store, and the container is not clearly labeled as “food safe” or being made of food grade plastic, then you should assume that it is not food grade and you should not brine in it—unless you line it with a food grade plastic bag.

has anyone ever used these? They are onsale with lids by me for just over $3 each, They are #2 plastic, same as the similar style buckets sold by my local…