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  1. #1
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    Default Sources of Food-Grade barrels?

    Anyone know a source for food-grade barrels? I'm thinking they'd be cheaper than purchasing a settling tank shouldn't they?

    Are there any restrictions that I'd need to be aware of?
    Would sealing the inside with epoxy be necessary if they aren't rusted?

    Thanks
    WayaCoyote

  2. #2
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    Try Freund containers. (Google them)

    Summer

  3. #3
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    Hillsboro, Wisconsin, USA
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    I've gotten mine (about 35) free (55 gal drums) from an area food/milk processor - Dean Foods. They go through so many in a day, they need to dispose of them, and shipping them back to the origin point isn't cost effective. I think they had strawberry syrup in them for strawberry flavored milk. Try a processor in your area.

    MM

  4. #4
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    if you go to Ripley, Ms .. goto the "dog road" there is a man there that sells them. He has some food grade plastic I do belive. It is about an hour drive for me.

  5. #5
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    dairies.....

  6. #6
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    How many do you want? Send a truck my way, and I'll load it up.

  7. #7
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    Willington, CT USA
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    Look for a beverage producer in your area. I went to a juice company and picked up brand new metal drums for $8 each. The contained apple juice concentrate (from of all places....China!).

  8. #8
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    If you can't find appropriately lined drums, Kelley's sells a large plastic bag, heavy-duty, for lining drums.

    Grant
    Jackson, MO
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