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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/product_info.php?products_id=1187

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23470&catid=752 This one even fits 5 gallon lids and strainers.

http://www.gemplers.com/product/25731/122-gallon-Food-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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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
 

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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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