13 Gallon Food Safe Drums for Fermenters and Grain Storage

13 Gallon HDPE Food Safe Fermenter Grain Storage

13 gallon food safe containers via eBay. Drill a 1/2″ hole in the lid and add an airlock grommet [Search: Airlock Grommet] and you’re up and going with a 13 gallon fermenter. You could also use this as a food safe 13 gallon grain storage container. At an estimated 5 lbs per gallon, these would hold approximately 65 lbs of grain. These are pre-used barrels. They were used to hold pharmaceuticals.

from HBF Reader Aaron: “I own one of these, they do have an o-ring and work great for storing grain or fermenting in.”

These are selling for $20 + $19 Shipping.  The seller will combine shipping for multiple items (contact the seller for actual USPS charges).  Or… if you live in or around Rancho Cucamonga, California you can arrange for local pickup.

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9 thoughts on “13 Gallon Food Safe Drums for Fermenters and Grain Storage

  1. Anonymous

    I have about 6 of these for brewing. Picked them up in person. Just soaked and cleaned them until I felt comfortable to ferment in them. Great deal of you ask me. Good to note: tare is 6lbs.

    1. Chris Brewer

      Probably want to wait and hear back from the seller, or another HBF Reader that’s using one of these. But… the lid has an oring… I’m pretty sure it’s airtight.

    2. Brian

      Just also found out it’s about .75″ too wide to fit in my 7 cubic food freezer for fermentation temp control. Curses, foiled again!

    3. Brian

      For those who are wondering, this is the response I got from the seller: “Hello they do they come with a gasket if you need them for fermenting they are perfect.”


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