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  1. #1
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    Default Honey drum liners

    Hi guys,

    When I last barreled honey, we just used standard drums that were previously used for honey. (20 years ago) We washed them with a pressure washer and thats about it. These days coop sells barrel liners, are these required, or recommended? What about epoxy lined drums? What do the packers want these days?

    Thanks in advance,
    Luke

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    Default Re: Honey drum liners

    Things haven't changed much in 20 years it seems. Make sure your drums are clean and dry and have a good epoxy lining with no bare metal showing and you are good to go. Some packers are touting the tote but I believe there are more disadvantages than advantages to making the switchover.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: Honey drum liners

    If you have money to burn, get reconditioned drums from a barrel supplier. Ours stay in house, so we can afford to keep all the barrels looking good.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: Honey drum liners

    I would be in favour of the tout
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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    Default Re: Honey drum liners

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I would be in favour of the tout
    So you tout the tote

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    Default Re: Honey drum liners

    Are you refering to the big plastic totes? How do you get the honey out when it crystalizes?

    Johnny
    "Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." - Mark Twain

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