RININGER-whizbang-a-drum

The material of choice to make the tub cylinder—at least for scroungers—is almost always an HDPE (high density, food grade) plastic drum. This one started life conveying 55 gallons of pear juice concentrate to a local winery, then served several functions at my place. I contributed it to Mike’s plucker project. Here we see first the top, then the bottom, cut away, leaving an open cylinder for the side wall of the tub plucker. (Another option for the side of the tub is a sheet of HDPE plastic, 1/8-inch thick, available from Herrick Kimball’s website. Bolt the ends of the rectangular sheet together to make a cylinder.) (Original photos by Mike Rininger)

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