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Old 06-09-2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default Where to buy a large barrel / other large container for fermentation?

I currently have one 6.5 gallon glass carboy, but Im looking to go much bigger. I know there are used 50 gallon rum barrels out there, and Im really going for something cheap. Whats the best value per gallon container out there for fermentation?


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Old 06-09-2009, 01:35 AM   #2
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i've seen a lot of people buying stuff from usplastics - if you are ok with food grade plastic they seem to be good for barrels, etc.


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Old 06-09-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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+1 on usplastics i just picked up 2 15 gallon fermenters ~$70 shipped

bought 2 11.5 drilled stoppers from LHBS for $2.5 each
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:47 AM   #4
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How large?

35 GALLON STAINLESS STEEL TANK FOR BREWING OR BIODIESEL
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:56 AM   #5
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West Tennessee Area

Probably way to big but there you go.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:06 AM   #6
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Im in california, so those are a bit far. Im looking for more about 50 gallons than 250 though. Those stainless tanks look real nice but they are waaaaaaay to expensive for me.
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Brute garbage cans. Any garbage can that's new and is either #1 or #2 plastic.

Feed stores sometimes have sales on farm water tanks. Somewhere around 200 gallons.

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There was a guy who posted here a couple weeks ago offering plastic drums. He was in Ontario, CA. I'll see if I can find the thread.
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Where are you in California?

Morebeer had a ton of them for sale last week when I was at the Concord showroom.
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Kawa, I can't find the thread but I do have the guy's email. Send me a PM and I'll get it to you.


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