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Posted: 5/6/2022 7:25:29 AM EDT
Anyone know of any place in the RVA or NOVA that sells NEW food grade 5 gallon buckets?
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 8:51:34 AM EDT
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Can't help you with new ones, but Firehouse Subs (chain of sandwich shops) sells the 5-gallon buckets that their pickles come in. Last time I bought one, it was $2.
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 9:01:20 AM EDT
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Check Lowe's for some; I picked up a few from our local one a few weeks ago that seem decent. They weren't exactly cheap (think $8/ea), but nothing is cheap these days.
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 10:15:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By conductor:
Can't help you with new ones, but Firehouse Subs (chain of sandwich shops) sells the 5-gallon buckets that their pickles come in. Last time I bought one, it was $2.
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Yeah I have some of them but I want to store some flour and I don't want it to taste like pickles!  

I have some that are like 5 years old that still smell like pickles.
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 10:17:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By shamgar2000:
Check Lowe's for some; I picked up a few from our local one a few weeks ago that seem decent. They weren't exactly cheap (think $8/ea), but nothing is cheap these days.
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Lowes isn't food grade (the blue buckets) and the ones I have are lighter construction than the food grade buckets.  Haven't seen any other buckets for sale at any lowes by me.
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 10:45:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ridinshotgun:


Yeah I have some of them but I want to store some flour and I don't want it to taste like pickles!  

I have some that are like 5 years old that still smell like pickles.
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So put the flour in 1-gallon zip-lock bags, and put the bags in the bucket.
Makes more sense than putting the flour directly in the bucket. You can
open 1 bag at a time, and not have to worry about 5 gallons of flour being
exposed and potentially contaminated by exposure to air, dust, bugs, etc.
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 2:06:10 PM EDT
[#6]
Tractor Supply has food grade buckets


Link Posted: 5/6/2022 3:38:39 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/6/2022 6:19:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Home depot is where i got mine.

Food grade white buckets:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leaktite-5-gal-70mil-Food-Safe-Bucket-White-005GFSWH020/300197644

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Yeah thanks. I have seen them at homedepot but while they say they are food grade they are a lightweight bucket at 7 mil. I was looking for the normal ones that are usually 9 mil. I may hit a beer supply place while I’m town tomorrow. My brewing buckets are the heavier weight.

I just had one of those lightweight food grade pails  disintegrate on me. So I want the heavier ones. Especially for rice and flour.

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Link Posted: 5/6/2022 8:11:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By conductor:
So put the flour in 1-gallon zip-lock bags, and put the bags in the bucket.
Makes more sense than putting the flour directly in the bucket. You can
open 1 bag at a time, and not have to worry about 5 gallons of flour being
exposed and potentially contaminated by exposure to air, dust, bugs, etc.
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This is what I do.  I've got some flour in 1 gal bags that have been in Home Depot cheapo buckets for about two years now.  So far so good.  The buckets are stored in my non-climate controlled garage but with oxygen absorbers.  The buckets are fine so far.
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 11:36:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ridinshotgun:


Lowes isn't food grade (the blue buckets) and the ones I have are lighter construction than the food grade buckets.  Haven't seen any other buckets for sale at any lowes by me.
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Originally Posted By ridinshotgun:
Originally Posted By shamgar2000:
Check Lowe's for some; I picked up a few from our local one a few weeks ago that seem decent. They weren't exactly cheap (think $8/ea), but nothing is cheap these days.


Lowes isn't food grade (the blue buckets) and the ones I have are lighter construction than the food grade buckets.  Haven't seen any other buckets for sale at any lowes by me.



I have seen food grade; white.  Over by paint with the other buckets.  You can get the good screw on lids too.
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