Bacon Bomb Samplers can be used to obtain samples from storage tanks, tank cars and drums. The plunger keeps the sampler closed until it strikes bottom and then the sampler fills. When raised, the plunger automatically falls back into position closing the sampler and preventing any contamination by liquid taken at a higher level. The Bacon Bomb Sampler will pick up sediment or water directly off the bottom. Samples can be taken at any point above the bottom by attaching a cord to top of plunger then raising it to fill the sampler and lowering it to close.