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OHIOSTEVE 09-14-2010 01:04 PM

Brewing with a new friend.
I was invited down to brew with a guy I met at another home brewers party. I went there last night to show him how to do all grain brewing as he does extracts. I could not believe the equipment he had for doing extracts.. A blichman(sp) brew pot with thermometer and sight glass and false bottom....Another Blichman pot for a hot liquor tank. Bayou burners , it was some nice equipment. I noticed he had a HUGE horse watering trough ( one of those big 100 + gallon things) set up in the middle of the brewing area with a drain attachment. I asked what it was for and he had 70 gallons of sanitizer mixed up in this thing!!! He uses one step but I believe I have converted him to star san. ANYWAY he kept this trough full of one step and everything was just thrown in it including carboys. Kinda handy as hell but a LOT of stuff!! I was a bit over whelmed with trying to use equipment like this as I am a turkey fryer and converted cooler mash tun guy but It went fairly well for a first run using it. He has several beers setting around in different stages of fermentation but no temp control. I got him to make a swamp cooler for this batch. Anyway he is supposed to come here this week to brew on my hillbilly set up!

BrookdaleBrew 09-14-2010 01:29 PM

It amazes me that someone could invest that much in brewing equipment but have no fermentation temp control.

stevo155 09-14-2010 01:41 PM

70 gallons of sanitizer is about 68 gallons more than I need in a brew day, especially when using Star San. I'd definately use the trough for cleaning purposes.

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