Otherwise known as a “bottling bucket”, this heavy-duty, food-grade, BPA-free white plastic pail with gate works extremely well for bottling your sweet, delicious honey once it’s extracted.
The pail comes with a durable, food-grade 1 ½” plastic honey gate (color may vary). This easy-flow gate is very simple and smooth to open & shut with the small handle. When not in use, you can seal the honey inside the bucket by tightening the attached thumbscrew. The gate does not come attached to the pail, however, the pail does come pre-drilled with the appropriate sized hole making the gate very easy to attach. Simply screw the gate into the hole!
Also included is a heavy-duty, food-grade white plastic lid which can be attached using a rubber mallet. The lid can be used when you have extracted and filtered your honey, but want to wait to bottle. It will protect your honey from impurities that might get into the pail. The easy-grip plastic handle attached to the pail makes it easy to lift and move.
We recommend sealing the edges around the gate both inside and outside the pail with a food-grade tape or putty. To use, simply place a honey sieve on top of your bottling bucket, place the bottling bucket under the gate at the bottom of your extractor, open the gate slowly and watch as your pure, delicious honey flows out into the double sieve and then into the pail. Be sure to watch the flow carefully as you don’t want the sieve or the pail to overflow with honey. This particular version of bottling bucket hold approximately 70 lbs. of honey.
It measures 17.5” tall by 12” in diameter at the opening. Wash with warm, soapy water.