Where to buy a large barrel / other large container for fermentation?

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kawasakiguy37

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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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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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+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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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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