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    Default Barrels and Totes

    Hi guys,

    Iím looking to source a few 55 gallon food grade plastic barrels and a larger ~300 gallon tote/tank.

    Where is the best place to source these either new or used.

    Thanks

    Bryan
    2020 - 70ish taps on shurflo 4008, 10 taps on buckets. Mason 2x4 XL. DIY R.O.
    2019 - First Season with a Late Start. 10 taps on buckets, block arch and 2.5 gallons of syrup.
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    Trout Brook Valley
    Weston, CT

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    Craigslist used. Stupid money new IMHO


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    Paul Cerminara
    2019 - First season ever
    -Goal: 3 gallons
    -Season Total: 7.5 gallons - pulled taps after running out of firewood and time
    2020
    Built 2'x8' Oil Fired with Thor drop flue pans
    -Goal: 20 gallons
    -Season Total: 55 gallons

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    Bascoms has new food grade 55 gallon barrels for $55. Less if you get the 10% May discount. Definitely worth the money, I have gotten several used barrels from the Craigslist guy near Hartford and he was charging $30 for nice ones. Well worth the extra $25 for new ones that you don't have to clean or worry about what was in them before and if you can get the odor out.

    Dave
    Mountain Maple farm
    2020: 207 taps, 60% red maples. Mountain Maple S3 diaphragm pump controller with automated sap transfer
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    Whats the approx. freight charge to get the Bascom's barrels to CT?
    Could be a big determinant is the purchase....
    2020 - 70ish taps on shurflo 4008, 10 taps on buckets. Mason 2x4 XL. DIY R.O.
    2019 - First Season with a Late Start. 10 taps on buckets, block arch and 2.5 gallons of syrup.
    ______________________________________________
    Trout Brook Valley
    Weston, CT

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    We recently learned about shipping through Fastenal. It works by going online and pricing out shipping through fastenal.com. You package up your item and drop off at your local store then they ship to branch you choose. We heard of people shipping race motors to large antiques. Haven't used yet so I'm not sure how competitive pricing is.

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