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DannyD 07-13-2011 09:31 AM

concrete fermenters??
 
I see the latest thing in the wine industry is the concrete fermentor thing, Can we also make beer in one? (dont know if there is maybe already posts on this)

oldmate 07-13-2011 09:38 AM

Concrete fermenter? It would have to be lined with something. Concrete absorbs water and it would be nearly next to impossible to clean.

DannyD 07-13-2011 09:52 AM

http://johnschreiner.blogspot.com/20...-concrete.html


Check it! Well im building a small 30L one to try (sqr conical one) first without lining, then if that does not work line it with...............something?

Revvy 07-13-2011 09:55 AM

He's right.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aqi81y31Hk...Bfermenter.JPG

Concrete Fermentation Tanks

I'm pretty sure if they can make wine in them they can make beer.

Clann 07-13-2011 10:04 AM

They look cute in your pic but those things are huge!

DannyD 07-13-2011 11:38 AM

Im building one +/- 30L, (conical square/pyramid?) just for fun! heard it has good thermal qualities.

onthekeg 07-13-2011 11:38 AM

That looks like something the rich wine industry would like to have in their cellars. I like the look of SS much better anyways. More function, less feng shui

Scooby_Brew 07-13-2011 12:22 PM

Just imagine caring a 2 ton concrete fermenter downstairs to the basement for fermentation and later back upstairs to rack the beer into a keg... Ouch, my back hurts already :)

DannyD 07-13-2011 01:00 PM

mmmm.....the paradox of brewing!!!!!, but think of the advantages, you can build a basement full of natuarly cool holding tanks and just carry the 2 kg pump and lines. cement and stone is far less expensive then SS, and easy to work with too. :cool:

davefleck 07-13-2011 03:13 PM

Funny, I was thinking of this the other day. You can use additives to seal it or even tile and seal. Use cylinder formwork to shape it. Run a copper coil within to manage temp


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