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Long time lurker but wanted to brag about a recent eBay score. I've been looking for some large stainless tanks for my new honey hobby. I picked up a couple of the 30gal tanks for only $150! These are usually $300+. They also have 50gal tanks and I might pick up another as well. I'm new to the hobby but I'm learning a ton from my buddy who has a ton of hives.

30 gallon - https://www.ebay.com/itm/123777536069
50 gallon - https://www.ebay.com/itm/123843744192
 

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MKEBee:

Welcome to beesource! I like the stock pot. Make sure you keep in mind that 30 gallons of honey will weigh about 360 pounds. You will probably want to attempt to drill a hole in the side wall, near the bottom to make a drain plug/valve before you get 30 gallons in the stock pot. Or, you will need a pump system to pump the honey out of the top of the stock pot and into another unit for bottling. I could see it working though and you are only $150 in it. Please keep us posted with any future modifications you do to it.
 

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Are you referring to the stainless steel pot? If so, it doesn't look like it can be sealed air-tight, which could cause problems with the humidity level of the honey and with contaminants.
 

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I have never seen a honey bottling tank that seals air tight.
 

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I second texanbelchers' suggestion of a SS ball valve MKEBee. It will cost you a little more, but you will be so glad you did it one day. Please post pics once you have it installed.
 

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Do your self a favor and get a stainless steel bottling valve. Like from Maxant. The honey gates can waste more honey than anything else. Leak heavy leaks of honey.
 
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