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  1. #1
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    Default 7 gallon and larger pails for honey?

    I was thinking of using a 7 or 7.8 gallon plastic pail for bottling my honey. Would these pails safely hold honey taking into account that it's more dense than water?
    They are food grade.

    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/produ...oducts_id=1187

    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...3470&catid=752 This one even fits 5 gallon lids and strainers.

    http://www.gemplers.com/product/2573...ood-grade-Pail 12.2 gallon pail with screw top.

    I just can't justify the cost of the SS honey containers this year but would like a little bit more capacity than the 5 gallon pails.

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    Default Re: 7 gallon and larger pails for honey?

    hoist a few 7 or 12 gal buckets on the table to bottle out of the bottom, and you'll quickly wish you had spent a few cents more and got extra 5 gallons. dont hurt yourself for a few cents. good luck,mike
    "Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy" Ben Franklin

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    Default Re: 7 gallon and larger pails for honey?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike haney View Post
    hoist a few 7 or 12 gal buckets on the table to bottle out of the bottom, and you'll quickly wish you had spent a few cents more and got extra 5 gallons. dont hurt yourself for a few cents. good luck,mike
    My plan is to leave the large bucket(s) on the bottling table and use them for settling honey before bottling. I'll still use 5 gallon buckets for moving honey and dumping into my larger "bottling" bucket.

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