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Old 08-13-2011, 02:24 AM   #11
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How did you get that? Club purchase, or what?
Don't forget they are in jersey, it probably " fell off the back of a truck"
just kidding, nice job!


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Old 08-13-2011, 02:57 AM   #12
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How did you get that? Club purchase, or what?
It belongs to another club member. His whole family is big into making homemade wine, and his brother aquired it years ago when a local company was dismantling a factory. It was a distilled water tank in its past life.

Really, we're just lucky that he's willing to lend it to the club for these big brew projects.


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Old 08-13-2011, 06:02 AM   #13
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awesome! any more pics?

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Old 08-13-2011, 06:30 AM   #14
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That sanke is dwarfed in the last pic. Cool.

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Fill it! Duh.

The Whales mashed 267 pounds of grain for a 65 gallon batch of Russian Imperial Stout.

We got 20 gallons of 1.055 OG "tails" for another little session batch.
Why didn't you fill it up all the way? LOL

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awesome! any more pics?
here's all the grain after we milled it. stored in the shed overnight. (that 55g fermenter is filled with 13g kitchen bags of grain, too)

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and this is 6:06am when I lit the burners to start heating the strike water. 84g strike water, 41g sparge water. The 2 big mamas are 55g on custom Bobby_M stands with 3 burners each. And the kettle in the foreground is 25g that we used to boil up the 2nd runnings (20g of 1050 wort).

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Wow, awesome brew day.

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Don't forget they are in jersey, it probably " fell off the back of a truck"
Okay, that made me laugh.
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How many bottles of gas did you burn through?

Congrats on the epic brew!

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Way cool. Back to the Mega Tun drawing board.

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How many bottles of gas did you burn through?

Congrats on the epic brew!
We used about 60 lbs of propane.

Found some more pics.

We doughed-in the first 40-50 lbs in buckets until the CPVC manifold was covered

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Manifold is almost covered

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Here's the barrel we got for aging the stout in. It was drained the morning my pal picked it up in Kentucky

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