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beergears 06-08-2009 06:30 PM

70's vintage indoor hot tub... questions!
CFO and I bought this house recently, and in a corner of the basement is this 70's vintage hot tub, which we don't need or want.

As we need to get rid of it, I just wonder if there are any interesting parts or components to salvage (unless we find a buyer for the whole)?

There seem to be a lot of hardware underneath... and am trying to yahoo more info.

hamiltont 06-08-2009 07:01 PM

You brew beer????? Open Fermentation come to mind???:rockin:

arturo7 06-08-2009 07:08 PM

There is probably a good sized pump that can handle some heat. Maybe not for your wort as it is probably not food grade. But, depending on your system, you might use it to circulating heated or cooled water.

Maybe a thermostat and heater as well.

Sounds like the beginnings of a RIMS. (or is it HERMS?)

bashe 06-08-2009 07:12 PM

Key Party!!

XXguy 06-08-2009 07:16 PM

You say indoor hot tub - I say "indoor mash tun"....

JPicasso 06-08-2009 07:50 PM

I say throw it away.

Do you know what goes on in hot tubs?
In the 70's!!


GilaMinumBeer 06-08-2009 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by JPicasso (Post 1369881)
I say throw it away.

Do you know what goes on in hot tubs?
In the 70's!!


+1 Yeah. I dunno if StarSan could even touch 40 years of biological hot tub love yuk.

beergears 06-08-2009 08:47 PM

Well, property has also a fish pond... so, yes, the pump could be put to good use there.

The hot tub must have seen some action, and there was a definite drinking an' partyin feel to the place.. with a bar next to tub. Theme was more like Margaritaville -leading to eventual forclosure... *-(
I had to tear down a bunch of weird sh&t off, like dusty fishnets as wahtnot on ceiling.

david_42 06-08-2009 08:56 PM

A hottub pump is in the 1-2 hp range. Can't imagine any homebrewer, except Brewpastor, needing something that powerful. The thermostat is only good to 110F, so it's useless as a HLT.

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