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Old 07-14-2009, 03:30 AM   #1
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Ok, so my brew buddy came across a ten gallon copper still today. He is going to pick it up tomorrow. It is a steal at $125 from what I can tell online. My question is "what can we do with this". We are both new only 4 batches in. Any ideas?

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Well, I was not thinking of shine. The thought did at one time cross my mind. I looked into it. Well as we all know, not so legal. I happen to have a job that illegal things can cost me that paycheck. So with that said I am sticking to beer, the legal aspect of alcohol. I will post a pic of exactly what it looks like when he gets it. Maybe help with the ideas. I was thinking of a brew kettle, also was wondering about fermentation? Is the copper good/bad/or indifferent? I know I can find some use for a 10 gallon something.

Please stick to beer topics! I don't want this topic to be removed, shine is not my goal here!

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:33 AM   #2
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dissasemble it and use the copper pot for a boil kettle. Other than that you can't "use" it for anything that it was made for.

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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AHA! IN BEFORE THE LOCK.

The rules here I think clearly state that illegal activities such as distilling, are banned.

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:38 AM   #4
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If it has a copper tubing coil, maybe you can use that part for an immersion chiller. (I don't know much about stills, but I think I've seen pics of them where there were some copper coils.)

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:38 AM   #5
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What all does it involve? Copper Kettles, Tubing?? Tubing can be use to build chillers of different types or plumbing for a brew rig depending on size. Kettle can be used as Boil Kettle.

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:41 AM   #6
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The rules here I think clearly state that illegal activities such as distilling, are banned.
Exactly. So, if the discussion remains centered around how to use various parts of the still as legal homebrewing equipment, the thread can remain open. As soon as the discussion turns to 'shinin', the thread gets the boot!
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you could get it,and turn it into 'yard art'.

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Old 07-14-2009, 04:15 AM   #8
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Do an experiment in physic and see what happens when you throw it out of a moving truck at 85 mph.

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Old 07-14-2009, 05:11 AM   #9
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Well, I was not thinking of shine. The thought did at one time cross my mind. I looked into it. Well as we all know, not so legal. I happen to have a job that illegal things can cost me that paycheck. So with that said I am sticking to beer, the legal aspect of alcohol. I will post a pic of exactly what it looks like when he gets it. Maybe help with the ideas.

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Old 07-14-2009, 01:41 PM   #10
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I also vote to take it apart and use the pot part as a boil kettle. I've read some really good things about copper boil kettles.

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