Black Plastic 55 Gallon Barrel--How to Clean?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gatrapper, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. gatrapper

    gatrapper In the Brooder

    May 20, 2015
    Hey Y'all,

    I was able to pick up a black plastic 55 gallon barrel today. I buy corn from a local farmer and I wanted to store the corn in the barrel. I got it home and filled it up with water and 2 gallons of bleach.

    I noticed on the side it said "Do Not Use for Food or Drink."

    Should I return it and get a metal one or would it be ok to clean and use? I don't want to poison my animals.

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I would probably return it. You can get plastic ones that are food grade. They're usually for vinegar, pickles or something similar.
  3. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Songster

    Jan 27, 2013
    Northern Wisconsin
    Food grade is the key even with metal barrels make certain to know what was in it before, find something that was used for corn syrup or something not oil or acetone or some other chemical

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