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Old 12-28-2006, 04:46 AM   #1
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Just how nuts would this be?







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Old 12-28-2006, 04:47 AM   #2
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:51 AM   #3
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Thats alot of beer...

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Old 12-28-2006, 05:53 AM   #4
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Well, legally, that would be your entire yearly brewing allowance in one batch. If it wasn't a good beer, that would just be tragic. Time to get a brewer's license!

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Old 12-28-2006, 02:47 PM   #5
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well, my oldest kid will be 21 in April so at least if my understanding is correct I can make 100 gallons per adult? Still, "legally" that would be pushing it. It would be 1.5 batches per year.
I might take the advice given in a PM and buy them to sell. Unfortunately where they are the people will not sell them at scrap price so I have to haggle.
Only two of them are super straight and no sign of damage. Only two have lids and lock rings. I found the manufacturer website and I sent an inquiry as to the actual cost of new units out of curiousity.

They have units as small as 150 liters (40 gallons)

http://www.sld.ch/pdf_dat/unit-c/en/tz.pdf

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Old 12-28-2006, 02:53 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure it's 100 per adult, up to a total of 200 per household.

So, you only want to brew once a year?

Those are awesome, and I bet they would prove very handy if you were starting up a microbrewery. Can't see the application in homebrewing, though..

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Its only illegal if you get caught.

How much do those badboys cost? and where are they for sale at?!

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I am haggling but they are not going to be cheap. The guy I have to talk to about them isn't available until after the first and he is a crusty old fart. So it depends on his mood. All I could get was that he was not selling them at scrap price. That is never a good sign.
But he is a businessman as far as shrewd goes so money talks. If I got all of them I could get them at a lot better deal.
If I went that route though I would have to get a friend of mine to go in with me on them. I sent him an email with a pic.

He is a newly acquired friend, I bought a couple of corny kegs from him. He has flippin buttloads of them. I figure if anyone I know local knows someone that may want them it would be him. As long as I get one in the end that works out to being free after I sell the rest it would be worth my while.
They weigh 256 lbs. each according to the stamp on them. The farther someone is from Texas the more it would be to get them freighted obviously. Finding a hardcore local brewer would be ideal.

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If he's "not selling them for scrap," what the hell's that spray paint on the side say?

Wonder if he even realized how much those are worth AS SCRAP these days.

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My Jacuzzi is only 300! I'd say way too big for the homebrewer. Even brewpastor's rig isn't that big. If you can't get them for scrap prices, why bother?

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