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    Default 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    After pricing bottling tanks, I was thinking this may do just as well. $150.00 dollars I found on the net. Only concern is the valve being large enough for the honey to flow out. Thoughts? Same kind of tanks that you would get your Iced Tea out of at the local fast food restaurant.
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    Default Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    Did you check Brushy Mountain? They have a tank that holds 132 pounds of honey and includes a stainless steel screen for $170.00.
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    Default Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    No I didnt, thanks. With shipping it would cost me about $200.00. Will give that some consideration.
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    Default Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    If trying to bottle with an iced tea dispenser, you had better have a lot of patience. The valve is small and cold honey moves, well, like cold honey. better look for a heated tank.

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    Default Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    I use one of these for bottling. I installed a honey gate. Then made a cylinder out of stainlees mesh about 6" inchs in dia. the same hight as the inside and sewed a strainer cloth to put inside of the cylinder. I also drilled a hole for a power cord on the part below the bottom and put a socket with a 40 watt bulb to keep the honey warm and flowing better. I found a used one for $10.00 on line . Works great!

    Randy

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    Default Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    A used restaurant supply house should have SS ice tea tanks at a fraction of that price.
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    Default Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    This year, I used a 35 gallon Sterlite plastic tank from walmart with a honey gate on one end. Worked fine for me. Much better then 5 gallon buckets.

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    Default Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    Forgive my ignorance, but why is it better than a 5 gallon bucket? Longer runs? Or something else.

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    Default Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, but why is it better than a 5 gallon bucket? Longer runs? Or something else.
    say you take 200lbs of honey (avg amount for 3-5 hives) a 5 gal bucket only holds 40-50 lbs. So you need honey storage... instead of having dedicated holding tanks you have a larger bottling tank that doubles as a holding tank...

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    Default Re: 10 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser for Bottling Tank?

    The last quart or so of the bucket will have "scum" (tiny air bubbles from extracting) which you do not want to put into bottles. Then you have to combine those and wait another week or so for it to settle before bottling that. One large container is much more efficient.

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