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Old 10-31-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Pool filter fermenter

One of my pool repair guys called and had another pool filter for me (trade for beer of course). So for a 12 pack I got this beauty...
There is a lot of scrubbing to do but for a free 30 gallon fermenter it's worth the work. I will do all of the cutting and have a friend do the welding (for beer of course)...




I need another fermenter so after I clean it up it will look like this...



I have an old single handle keg I'm cutting the top off of and the dip tube is already made...



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Old 10-31-2012, 02:03 AM   #2
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What is the capacity of the finished fermentor?

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:08 AM   #3
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It holds 33 gallons when full so I brew 25 gallon batches.

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that's sexy.

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Sexy is a good descriptor

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Just curious. What do you want/need the dip tube for on a fermenter? Are you planning on racking through it? Any way, excellent idea and looks great!

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Just curious. What do you want/need the dip tube for on a fermenter? Are you planning on racking through it? Any way, excellent idea and looks great!
Thermometer would be my guess. That's an awesome idea, good for you man.
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The dip tube allows me to transfer beer with Co2 like you would from corny to corny. it is basically a 30 gallon corny...

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Very cool!

So do you know what kind of pool filter it was prior? Is it stainless?

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It is a Purex filter and yes it is stainless. They have 3 sizes, 20 gallon, 30 gallon and 40 gallon. The 20 gallon ones are the easiest to find but for the trouble sanke kegs are better.

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