Below are the materials we bought to slake lime:
- Cake sifter -- 12" S/S Rim Sieve
- 12" Pizza Pan
- 40 quart bucket (Bain Marie) and lid
- Plastic scoop
The idea is to scoop the lime into the large cake sifter, and shake the lime into a bucket of water -- adding lime to water (rather than water into lime). The pizza pan is supposed to cut down on the dust when it is placed over a full cake sifter.
- 5 gallon paint buckets
- White lids
- 3 mil plastic bags
We bought the white lids rather than the orange lids. The orange lids were poorly made, not fitting on the 5 gallon buckets, then warping when taken off.
(The last time we made lime we could buy better lids, ones for paint buckets that snapped to a tight seal, and had to be cut on the sides before they would come off).
Non-functional orange Home Depot lid prone to warping. Probably due to the "Chinese factor," being poorly made overseas.