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Old 01-22-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default Going to 60 Gallons... Crazy!!!

Check out the new toys! They are both stainless.

The front one is 75 gallons and on wheels- it will be insulated for my mash tun. The keg looking one is 70 gallons and has a drop down propeller mixer. It will be fitted with a 160,000 btu burner under it.

Found them both at a local scrap yard.

It will be some work, but I'm pretty excited!

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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Oh, wow!

Looking at those humungous vessels, I suggest you immediately record you current body weight for posterity, because it's the last time you'll weigh that much...

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:32 PM   #3
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Yeah, for $400.00 each, the wife wasn't too happy, but I couldn't pass them up. The mash tun is (no joke) 7mm thick on the walls and bottom. The boil kettle is 3.5mm

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I'm all for deals, and those look pretty nice, but do you have any idea as to what they were used for previously? I would be a little worried about stuff from the scrap yard as those look like they may have been used in a industrial setting.

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They were in a bakery. They mixed dough and manufactured frozen pies. Mrs. Smith's, I think was the brand. The plant in Spartanburg shut down.

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Why not use the propeller-mixer one as your mash tun?!

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cool, i'll be following this.

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Why not use the propeller-mixer one as your mash tun?!
It has a flat bottom, the 75 gallon has about a 15 degree full draining cone, so it will be more difficult to boil in. The propeller can be moved fairly easily though.

If anyone is somewhat local, he had a few more tanks like these in all different sizes.
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They were in a bakery. They mixed dough and manufactured frozen pies. Mrs. Smith's, I think was the brand. The plant in Spartanburg shut down.
Good deal! Glad to hear it. Nice find.

As for what the last guy said, I'm torn as to whether I would rather use the propeller for stiring the mash or for stiring the boiled wort to facilitate cooling. I guess it depends on how you plan to cool the wort and how you plan to utilize the mash tun (direct fire, RIMS, HERMS, etc). I have a 1bbl system and I've found that recirculating the mash does a better job of stabilizing the temperature than stirring. Of course I have to do it by hand, so that prop might do an awesome job. Good luck with the build and prepare yourself....2bbl is going to be one hell of a brew day.
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Good deal! Glad to hear it. Nice find.

As for what the last guy said, I'm torn as to whether I would rather use the propeller for stiring the mash or for stiring the boiled wort to facilitate cooling. I guess it depends on how you plan to cool the wort and how you plan to utilize the mash tun (direct fire, RIMS, HERMS, etc). I have a 1bbl system and I've found that recirculating the mash does a better job of stabilizing the temperature than stirring. Of course I have to do it by hand, so that prop might do an awesome job. Good luck with the build and prepare yourself....2bbl is going to be one hell of a brew day.
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Does anyone have any experience with these burners? http://www.ebay.com/itm/250938764074?redirect=mobile
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