Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > 55 Gallon Ordinary Steel Drum System

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-06-2012, 04:11 PM   #61
lincoln
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lincoln's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: san jose, ca
Posts: 205
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I will just leave this here.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atonk View Post
... beer perv i guess that's me
lincoln is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 02:39 AM   #62
CCBrewer
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: South Texas
Posts: 736
Liked 32 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I just have to laugh...


Who the hell would brew in a RUSTED 55gallon drum?


it's... RUSTING..... I know it's California.... But damn...... it is rusting....


He should be locked up for serving ANYTHING made in that drum to ANYONE.

__________________

Primary1: Apfelwein (11/18/11)
Keg-1: SNPA 1/6
Keg-6: Soda Water
Thinking: Bavarian Hefeweizen, Centennial Blonde,
Swmbo Slayer,
MEADS LOTS

CCBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 02:51 AM   #63
JRems
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mahopac, NY
Posts: 2,229
Liked 58 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Please please don't ask the op to see his brew pump, it might be a sewage sump pump he pulls out of his septic tank.

__________________
JRems is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 02:53 AM   #64
jfrizzell
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 691
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

As long as he puts one of these on each bottle, it's all good!

__________________

Primary: Pliney the Elder Clone
Kegged: Tank 7 / Saison Brett

http://untappd.com/abbayeduchatnoir

jfrizzell is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 03:34 AM   #65
CCBrewer
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: South Texas
Posts: 736
Liked 32 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I thought it was a fuel pump from a Pinto?

__________________

Primary1: Apfelwein (11/18/11)
Keg-1: SNPA 1/6
Keg-6: Soda Water
Thinking: Bavarian Hefeweizen, Centennial Blonde,
Swmbo Slayer,
MEADS LOTS

CCBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 07:02 AM   #66
TravisT
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: denver, CO
Posts: 195
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I've read a lot of threads on here, from guys starting Nano breweries to "is my beer infected?"..... This one might be the the most epic!

__________________
TravisT is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #67
tenbricks
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tenbricks's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Woodland Hills, Ca
Posts: 34
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Epic thread, maybe. But not in a good way; HBT is generally more helpful and a lot less insulting than this. While I would never brew with a setup like this, I couldn't criticize him either, since I don't know that it's actually bad.

I'm not a medical professional, or even know much about it, but I am skeptical about anything just assumed as common knowledge. So, a bit of googling turns up a few more facts:

- Iron, as posted earlier, is poisonous if too much is absorbed.

- Rust however is first insoluble and second not particularly harmful. Iron welders have a huge exposure to it from breathing in iron oxide fumes, and OSHA has concluded that's not very harmful.

- Cooking acidic foods in cast iron has been shown to leach in trace amounts of iron, usually considered a good thing unless you're one of the few people who already have too much.

All I can conclude is nation would be far worse off if he polished all the rust out of the kettle. But even in that case it's not clear there's anything to worry about; wort is only slightly acidic and nations large brew volume reduces the surface area.

Perhaps one of the more technical people here could run a few calculations on iron leaching rates based on a worst-case contact area, acidity, and boil time. I can't, but would be surprised if it turns out to be high enough for anyone to be worried about.

Again, I would never use a setup like this, and would happly suggest ways it could be improved or things he should worry about. But I wouldn't criticize unless I actually knew he's doing something dumb or bad.

__________________
tenbricks is offline
mburch9595 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-10-2012, 02:56 AM   #68
CCBrewer
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: South Texas
Posts: 736
Liked 32 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

this thread should be locked

__________________

Primary1: Apfelwein (11/18/11)
Keg-1: SNPA 1/6
Keg-6: Soda Water
Thinking: Bavarian Hefeweizen, Centennial Blonde,
Swmbo Slayer,
MEADS LOTS

CCBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-10-2012, 06:12 AM   #69
heferly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Westbrook, CT
Posts: 758
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CCBrewer
this thread should be locked
Agreed
__________________
Basement Cafe Brewery
heferly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-10-2012, 11:28 AM   #70
SwampassJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Posts: 2,162
Liked 37 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tenbricks View Post
Epic thread, maybe. But not in a good way; HBT is generally more helpful and a lot less insulting than this. While I would never brew with a setup like this, I couldn't criticize him either, since I don't know that it's actually bad.
How would you feel about being served food that I dropped on the floor pre cooking or stired with my penis before cooking?
__________________

BLAH BLAH BLAH

SwampassJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fermenting in a 55 gallon food grade plastic drum Dynachrome DIY Projects 26 12-20-2011 08:23 PM
55 gallon stainless drum(s) wildbill Equipment/Sanitation 9 04-26-2010 03:18 PM
55 gallon drum lid Cold_Steel DIY Projects 7 09-18-2009 11:10 PM
55 gallon drum fermentation idea Pangea DIY Projects 8 08-27-2009 01:39 PM
15 gallon firmentation drum kennethm Equipment/Sanitation 8 08-25-2009 10:00 PM