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Old 04-27-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
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Default Anyone know what this is?

I found this on craigslist but it dosen't have a lid anyone know where I could get a lid would like to use it to age and serve beer from.

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/for/2981847261.html

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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Looks like a milk can that someone halfway converted into a kettle...

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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A vessel for liquids! Seriously, I’m not seeing kettle as much as keg… but not a keg for beer, more like a vessel for liquids. The “double walled” and “not sure if insulated” make me wonder about a vessel for carrying liquid nitrogen???

I gaagled “liquid nitrogen vessel” and there are ‘vessels’ that look similar and are made of metal.

“Tank has spout hole on the inside bottom”… that’s a clue Scooby. But what does it mean?!? I wish there was a pic of this spout-hole. I’d say it’s probably worth $50 just to figure out what it is. Report back… please!
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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Have you tried emailing the seller and asking?
It looks like a milk jug to me also, but who knows what kind of lid it takes, or if it'll support any pressure.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #5
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Being as the inside dimensions are smaller than the outside it must be like a thermos bottle. My guess would be a semen tank, but I have never seen one with a bottom drain. It might have lost it's vacuum so the liquid nitrogen just boils out of it.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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That sir is a craigslist fail...two pics and they are both of the same side. Not helping explain the spout on the dark side.
Looks like a milk can but the double wall seems more fitting for a lab container.

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My guess would be a semen tank, but I have never seen one with a bottom drain.
Umm, I'm sorry, a whaaa?

I'd go along with the liquid nitrogen tank thought. The top probably clamped on similar to a tri clover clamp. I'm sure it was able to hold pressure at some point in it's life, but now....???
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Yeah Liquid Nitrogen tanks are used to store Semen samples for fertilizing farm stock. Cows, Horses, Pigs... etc. Probably that.
It is 'possible' that it was a milking can. There is a Large Triclover style lid that clamps on them. Vacuum is hooked to it, and then the suckers are put on the cow teats. Small farms use that to milk a few cows and then dump it in the bulk tank. Most have a different shape tho.
similar to the one here

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:17 AM   #9
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Being as the inside dimensions are smaller than the outside it must be like a thermos bottle. My guess would be a semen tank, but I have never seen one with a bottom drain. It might have lost it's vacuum so the liquid nitrogen just boils out of it.
+1 as soon as I saw it, I thought, that looks like a semen tank.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:40 AM   #10
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So I think I'm going to pass on this one, I don't really wanna brew in semen.

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