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Old 12-12-2011, 07:29 PM   #21
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If it were me, I'd look online to see if I could find one or two more like it and start saving. Could be a fun way to get into brewing 1 bbl batches.

Given the choice on which vessel I'd use this for, I think it would make a great HLT for doing several batches of all-grain in a row. Put some hot water heater elements in it or find a way to use a big propane burner, and it can heat enough water to do several batches in succession.

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Old 12-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #22
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It has value. What value does it hold for you is the question. If you don't have a need for it as is weigh it and find the scrap value at a local scrap yard for stainless. That is your bottom dollar. Then you can post it on HBT classifieds and Craigslist for what you think it is worth as a piece of equipment. If you get no hits you can still sell it for scrap to buy whatever equipment fits your needs.

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You'd be able to get about $1 a pound for it in scrap.

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Old 12-12-2011, 10:32 PM   #24
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You'd be able to get about $1 a pound for it in scrap.
Is that a guess or actual market value? $1/lb seems low but I'm seeing last weeks price at $.52/lb???
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Maybe it varies regionally but about 3 weeks ago, the local yard was paying 1 and selling 1.25.

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Considering this thread is nearly 3 years old, I'm going to guess it never got used for anything brewing related.

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Old 12-13-2011, 05:17 AM   #27
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Thanks KC. I saw it in "current" threads and didn't pay any attention to the date.

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