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Author Topic: filters/ strainers for 5 gallon honey bucket- plastic or stainless steel?  (Read 1998 times)
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« on: April 01, 2012, 07:12:52 AM »

i see those plastic ones that fit in the bucket for a fraction of the price of the metal ones.. they worth it? will they last?
 i am looking to but once?
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 10:07:10 AM »

Google 5 gallon paint strainers and check those prices.  I think you'll be suprised.  The home improvement stores carry these.  Hope this helps. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 10:13:58 AM »

The better quality paint strainers made from a fine mesh of polymeric materials do a really nice job.  They cost a couple of dollars at the local paint store.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 11:30:48 AM »



Would have to agree with Brent on the filters.   And if you need anymore 5 gal buckets you can get food grade buckets for as little as $2.00 also local, lids extra.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 06:24:43 PM »

I run the plastic filters that fit in the top of the 5 gal buckets.   They work fine.  No worries.   
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 08:48:07 PM »

check the suggestion post I just made about the five gal honey strainer baskets. I like them but I takes a long time to strain dense dark honey thru the fine strainer. A hot trailer helps. I put mine on the table in my RV to get the heat up to help straining.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 12:22:04 AM »

Try this...

http://www.amazon.com/ExcelSteel-Professional-Quality-Colander-Santopreme/dp/B002HRFPCW/ref=pd_sim_k_16
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 03:18:55 AM »

Don't get the plastic strainers, there's a reason they're cheap. They don't last long after repeated use. If you only extract a couple times a year then use the paint strainers as mentioned. If you have allot of honey extracting going you may want to invest in the stainless strainers. Easy to use and clean up only takes a few minutes and they last forever.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 06:33:11 AM »

Don't get the plastic strainers, there's a reason they're cheap. They don't last long after repeated use. If you only extract a couple times a year then use the paint strainers as mentioned. If you have allot of honey extracting going you may want to invest in the stainless strainers. Easy to use and clean up only takes a few minutes and they last forever.
stainless it is.. thank you.. which one to get?i see a bunch with different price ranges! i am a buy once guy! i think the plastic ones take up to much room in tbucketett
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 09:21:01 AM »

i use a kitchen colander with the extendable handles (couple of bucks at goodwill) and for secondary straining, the paint strainers.  be creative and save money!   Wink
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 12:41:11 PM »

I bought the Mann Lake stainless "Double Sieve" filters. It has a larger screen on top with finer on the bottom. You can put a strainer cloth in between the two to really get it clean if you want. The sieves hold the strainer cloth in place so you don't have to worry about it falling in the bucket on a heavy pour. I think there around $40.00. If you buy some extra supers or whatever you need to total $100, then it's free shipping.
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