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General Q&A, Bee chat and only Bee chat please
 #7340  by Steve 1972
 23 May 2020, 19:11
How many seasons do you good folk get out of them before replacing them..or do you just bin them and buy new every year.
 #7341  by AdamD
 23 May 2020, 20:04
Some lids crack/fail so don't last more than 2 or 3 years. I have some 3 gallon fermenting buckets which I purchased from a local homebrew shop and they are excellent, with a flexible lid that seals well - I've had them for about 5 years and they are as good as new.. And so far, no fermenting has occurred in them!
 #7357  by Steve 1972
 24 May 2020, 09:58
I have had that happen Adam with lids splitting as they seem a bit brittle and rigid from some suppliers..regarding them 5 Gallon brewing buckets..i use the 23L buckets for making mead and the lids do seal well and the plastic they are made from is much more flexible.