In recent years, the usage of stainless steel drums for winemaking has increased dramatically. Throughout the US and in many contemporary wineries, winemakers find stainless drums beneficial due to greater cleanliness, ease of availability, reliable longevity, and affordable price. In addition, these stainless drums offer various closure fitting configurations that can be located on the drum, suitable for the most unique placement requirement. Adding to the popularity of these drums in the west coast vineyards, Central Industrial Sales, of Pasco, Washington, joins the The Vintner Vault and Davison Winery Supply as a west coast distributor for Skolnik’s stainless steel wine drums. Central, Vintner and Davison all offer our standard 55 gal drums and our increasingly popular 16 gal drums as well. Both drum sizes come complete with the 2″ tri-clover fitting in the center of the top head, similar to a keg style. At Central, Jay Jarrett can be reached at 509-547-0341 or visit their web site at: centralindustrialsales.com. Also, it’s not too soon to start planning for the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento in January 2010. We have a limited number of free passes available and will gladly send them to you – just let us know you’re interested.