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wildbill 11-02-2006 02:01 AM

55 gallon stainless drum(s)
I'm trying to locate a source for 55 gallon stainless steel drums.

I've been asking everyone I run into, that might possibly be able to point me in the right general direction. so far I have had no luck.

One guy told me....at a previous place of employment they stored used anti freeze in 55 gallon stainless drums. When I asked where they obtained them he said he didn't know, and that they just had them there.

Brand New drums are a bit expensive.

I haven't priced out fabrication yet, might or might not be an option.

E-bay comes to mind, but then I haven't a clue what was in the drum before I got it. If I order a drum from some where else I could still have the same issue.

Does anyone have any suggestions? :D

DOH I just found this thread:


morebeer seems reasonable. even after the shipping, lol.

runhard 11-02-2006 12:26 PM

try lab safety supply. I buy various sizes from them for work but these items are not cheap. I'll try to find a contact name and post it later. There was a thread about two weeks ago and someone posted a cheaper vendor. search the equipment forum. Good luck
Here's the link to Lab Safety Supply.

the_bird 11-02-2006 12:30 PM

I saw a 100 gallon one not very long ago (within two or three days), but I can't remember if it was Craigslist or eBay. Looked kinda nasty, though, and I don't think they said what was in it previously. I wanna say that they were looking for about a grand for it.

dougjones31 11-02-2006 08:31 PM


buy-it now for $200....he has 20 or 50 of them

psymn 11-03-2006 08:55 PM

Try ths place:


Search 55 gallon tank and I think several should come up. You run into the prior use issue with these as well, although in my lab we only use these tanks for hot water.


Jim Karr 11-04-2006 07:09 PM

Check out www.heritage-equipment.com. They've always got stainless tanks in all different sizes, shapes, and prices.

mvestel 04-23-2010 07:20 AM

55 gal stainless steel drum sources
I have not found any used 55 gal drums locally or on line.

any suggestions for USED sources. i can not swing the 600 bucks new...


looking to modify to a conical fermenter by welding a cone onto it...

Shepherd5 04-25-2010 04:14 PM

Wow, just do a Google search!


mvestel 04-26-2010 02:55 PM

Thanks Sheperd5 for replying. These are about $531 and ship from OH or Chicago. I had looked at that site and they do look nice but appear to be NEW.

I am looking for USED and local in the San Francisco Bay Area reagion...hoping someone on the forum might be able to suggest a source or salvalge company that sells those used coke a cola Stainless steel Drums...

Brewmoor 04-26-2010 03:18 PM

You could try these guys. They seem to have 4 of them.


Here is another one. Straight sides. A little beat up but to me that means cheaper. I might actually look at a few of these.


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