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Old 07-13-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default 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)

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Old 07-13-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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Concrete fermenter? It would have to be lined with something. Concrete absorbs water and it would be nearly next to impossible to clean.

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Old 07-13-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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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?
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:55 AM   #4
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He's right.



Concrete Fermentation Tanks

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

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Old 07-13-2011, 11:04 AM   #5
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They look cute in your pic but those things are huge!

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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