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  1. #1
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    Default Next Step Up.....?

    I am just curious..... if one starts bottling honey with a 5 gallon bottling bucket, what would hte next step up be if they were bottling tons of honey a week?
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    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/ProductDe...76&idCategory=
    this or something of this caliber RDY-B

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    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    That is the next logical step. I have a similar bottling tank from Kelley's. But if I were bottling "TONS" of honey every week, I would seriously consider the automatic filler.

    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=415

    This would not only be easier, but it would also prevent those small overfills which would waste a lot of honey when your moving that much product.

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    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    i would consider one of our tanks. They are built like tanks, with a thicker gauge stainless.
    http://www.maxantindustries.com/bottling.html
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    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    In my view, "tons" of honey is a lot more than the "next step up" from the amount of honey you bottle with a 5-gallon dispenser. For me, the next step up was a 55-gallon drum (food grade) with a honey gate on it. The drum costs around $25 and the gate added just a little more.
    "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. " John 10:11

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    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    5 gallon buckets work well for me. If I needed more, then I guess 55 gal drums would be the order of the day. At least I do have a tractor with front forks so could move the barrels around on pallets. One of those barrels full of golden honey weighs in at 600lbs or more.

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    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    Quote Originally Posted by RDY-B View Post
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/ProductDe...76&idCategory=
    this or something of this caliber RDY-B
    That's what I moved up to (from a 5 gallon bucket with a honey gate on it)and it has been perfect for my operation of 30 plus hives.
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