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Offline megan m

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5 gallon stainless milk cans
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:29:44 PM »
hello i am in the market for some stainless milk cans any suggestions im looking for something i can lift alone so a 10 gallon one is too big


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Re: 5 gallon stainless milk cans
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 09:30:46 AM »
How about the 5 gallon "corny kegs" they use for soda?  Homebrewers use them all the time.
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Re: 5 gallon stainless milk cans
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 04:02:25 PM »
I prefer a 3 gallon size as I would rather carry one on each side than balance one heavy can with both arms. 5 gallon cans have two handles like this one and are difficult to carry. 3 gallon cans like this one with a plunge lid and swing handle are easy to handle and don't spill.
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Re: 5 gallon stainless milk cans
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 05:55:19 PM »
I have seen 5 gal Delaval milk cans on Ebay from time to time. The prices seem pretty reasonable.
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Re: 5 gallon stainless milk cans
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 07:43:57 AM »
I have a 7 gallon Delaval milk can that I don't use.  I would be willing to sell it for $60 plus shipping.  PM me if you are interested.

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Re: 5 gallon stainless milk cans
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 07:57:05 AM »
I have been thinking about getting a stainless milk can also. It would make it easier to fetch milk from those local farmers who are willing to sell a few gallons of fresh milk.

I came across these folks on EBAY: Shenandoah Homestead.  They have an EBAY Store and sell a 4 gallon pail for about $45.
http://stores.ebay.com/Shenandoah-Homestead

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Re: 5 gallon stainless milk cans
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010, 02:49:35 AM »
I collect my milk from my dairy every week in 3 gallon corney kegs. They work well and much lighter than the 5 gallon kegs.

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Re: 5 gallon stainless milk cans
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2010, 10:05:17 PM »
I give my dairy friend a 5 gallon plastic bucket with top, which he fills at my arrival, and sometimes a day before (depending on milking day). They are about $15. When I get home, I transfer to 6 liter platic containers (to place in fridge) for my day's cheesemaking.
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