I am in the process of purchasing 3 55 gallon food grade barrels for $40 each-so I am thrilled. Aparently they were being used to make wine and they all have a juice residue. The only have the two small caps on top so I am trying to figure out the best way to clean these. I thought about putting diswasher tabs in with about a couple of gallons of water and roll them around the yard. Any thoughts there?
Also, when you fill these, do you buy bottled water and start with the best possible or do you just fill from the tap and know that you will need to filter again when you need to drink it?