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Old 02-12-2009, 04:26 AM   #1
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Default How much are stainless 55gal drums worth

A guy here locally has 3 for sale for 25 bucks apiece. Dont know what was in them though.


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Old 02-12-2009, 05:43 AM   #2
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Short of nuclear waste that sounds like a pretty good score - you can always clean, clean, clean Stainless.


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Old 02-12-2009, 05:49 AM   #3
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Holy CRAP!!!! 25 bones uhhhh YA buy them. They are worth about 500-600 new
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:11 AM   #4
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Nothing, send them here.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:45 AM   #5
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I dont really have a use for them, I saw them on craigslist and thought that price seemed a bit low given what stainless things normally cost.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:00 AM   #6
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Let me see...

A 1.5 bbl brew system for $75...





I say pull the trigger!

Now you need to find something to convert into a fermenter that big.
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Are you sure they are stainless? Not just steel. Steel 55 gal. drums are worth maybe $25 each used.

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Yea if the drums are mild steel any batch of beer you make will be Rusto-Riffic!
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Barrel construction would be suspect if you want to use for a boil kettle. Most barrels use a plastic seal between the sides and bottom, which is then roll crimped in place. I would hate to have a 40 gallon boil going and have that seal melt or deform. They would make great HLT/MLT though.
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Barrel construction would be suspect if you want to use for a boil kettle. Most barrels use a plastic seal between the sides and bottom, which is then roll crimped in place. I would hate to have a 40 gallon boil going and have that seal melt or deform. They would make great HLT/MLT though.
True, but at that price, you could take it apart, rip the seal out, and have a welder put the bottom back in. If they are for sure stainless, you HAVE to buy them.


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