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Old 11-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #11
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Brew was a success. Bucket didn't leak a drop. It's in the fermenter now.

Well, not what you would call a fermenter. The bucket is floating in my septic tank. It's nice and cool down there!



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Old 11-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #12
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:36 PM   #13
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #14
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You got the nut for the element at Home depot? Is it stainless? I've been wanting to turn my HLT to electric but can't find those nuts without some unreasonable shipping costs.

Edit: in response to the actual build...not sure if those buckets are safe to boil in, but if they are its the perfect 4 gallon extract batch set up. Think about it, brew the beer, attach the lid and let it cool over night, pitch yeast in the morning, ferment in the vessel, rack when done, dump the bucket. Turn hardwired aspect of it into a plug and receptacle to detach and stuff it into the closet. Other than the bucket I really like it.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:17 PM   #15
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You got the nut for the element at Home depot? Is it stainless? I've been wanting to turn my HLT to electric but can't find those nuts without some unreasonable shipping costs.

Edit: in response to the actual build...not sure if those buckets are safe to boil in, but if they are its the perfect 4 gallon extract batch set up. Think about it, brew the beer, attach the lid and let it cool over night, pitch yeast in the morning, ferment in the vessel, rack when done, dump the bucket. Turn hardwired aspect of it into a plug and receptacle to detach and stuff it into the closet. Other than the bucket I really like it.
Thank you for having the balls to post something positive.

Yeah the stainless ring and O ring kit online is pricey.

1" galvanized rings can be found in the electric department at the depot 2 for $.60.

No O ring on the inside of the homer bucket and didn't leak a drop.

If you hunted the depot I bet you could find a nylon lock ring, if the galvanized bothers you. Can't wait for someone to jump in here and tell me that zinc causes alzheimer's.

The plastic bucket thing has been beaten to death on the web. The orange homer buckets are not "food safe" the white ones supposedly are. The brewsnobs will only use stainless or glass of course. Your call.

I was just fooling around to show what can be done and piss off a few of the brewsnobs around here. Success on both

Good luck with your brews.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:44 AM   #16
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Yeah, nice touch leaving the ground wire clipped off the rig. Let's hope the next hurricane doesn't flood out your septic tank. The weather can be dicey there in West Palm Beach.

I call fail on pissing off the brew snobs though. Seems to me the commenters were just trying to help you out.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:52 AM   #17
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I know your most likely, screwing with us.

But really man? With an AL 8 gallon pot being something like 10 bucks at walmart, why waste time?

If your serious for ****s sake dont send it to your son. Its not alzhiemers you have to worry about with galvanized its heavy metal poisoning. I threw gal. roffing in a fire once and got sick as hell do to exposure of the vapors, I was outsside. Dont heat that crap up.

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:58 AM   #18
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As you may be aware, some people believe that relatively large doses of zinc protect against and/or cure the rhinoviruses that cause the common cold and similar diseases.

This particular method of brewing my be the cure for the common cold

PM me if you would you like to participate in human trials. I'll send you a bottle.

Maybe I can get some money from the Federal Government to study it?

Believe it or not they did a study on the use of galvanized steel garbage cans as smokers.

Really, throw galvanized roofing material on a fire, and then come on here and call me stupid for boiling it?

I'm going back to my sewer fermenter and troll on in the darkness of ignorance

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I think that boiling water in a plastic bucket , especially one that is not food grade as I suspect this one is , is probably not good for your health .
does this not put a chemical taste in your beer in the first batch or so ? Perhaps not enough to notice but it is there.

Craigs list .. Look for a turkey deep fryer . Bought me one for 20 bucks . have brewed 2 AG and 2 partial mash kits with one bottle of propane so far . Not enough left to do either again but could boil up a few gallons for a no boil kit .
adds a bit to the beer cost but .. Oh wait that aluminum pot does raise concerns but the issue here in not cancer from plastic chems or alzheimer's from aluminum it is the bad taste and the aluminum does not leave one .

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This particular method of brewing my be the cure for the common cold
From what I read the lead content of the air down there in Florida has similar properties


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