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Old 04-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Stainless, insulated, bottom draining mash tun with top

Found these being used in Europe to make a stainless steel, insulated bottom draining mashtun. Come in various sizes but most interesting to me is a 70L (appr 18.5 gallon with a threaded drain already installed or a 80L (appr 21 gal), but no preinstalled drain (see link below on the mods to add bottom drain).

As my plastic igloo is on its last legs (never could get it to stop leaking completely) and had a gusher doing a 10 gal batch yesterday, this might be my "upgrade" Price is around $150 but shipping to the US is an issue and probably expensive. These are for sale on several european homebrew shops' websites.

The are about 18" inside and I'll just order a peice of SS preforated sheet and cut my own false bottom. I think it'll make a stronger more leak resistant tun. I was contemplating a Blichman 15g or a Stout 19g with bottom drain, but either way those options are $400-$500 and are not insulated. I'll weld in the drain and use Kal's o-ring and washers to seal any other fittings in.


Here is the ebay ad...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARMITE-THER...04145139275429

Here is a 3 page write up on how to add a bottom drain and a false bottom to to it...
http://jimsbeerkit.co.uk/home_brew_f...mash-tun_1.htm

Anybody seen one in person or know where to get one state side?

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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Oh wow. That's really awesome.

To all you vendors out there, I would buy a 40L version of this in a heart beat.

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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I agree! Who is setting up the group buy?

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I found the european supplier , but suspect its made in china. I asked for pricing on the 70l and 80l but If I can get quotes on other sizes as well..I think there are about 5 sizes I've seen.

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If a homebrew store owner could find the chinese manufacturer and buy direct, I bet they'd make a killing on these.

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http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/v...hp?f=6&t=16181

Might be of some help also.

Someone also on another thread:

"I have been using a 70ltr thermos for about two years now, really pleased with it, I regularly mash over-night and the temp drop for 12 hours is 8-10 degrees - not bad."

So less than a degree and hour is pretty good...
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I emailed the vendor to see if they're willing to ship to the US. Or rather, how much it would cost to ship here...

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Subscribed, I'm interested to see what comes of this.

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I'd like to get 1 maybe of 2 of these.

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