Originally Posted by footballfinger
What is the result of the Dewar conversion? I have a XL-180 that I just stumbled on and have the same idea to convert it to pots, fermenter and a chiller. Any pics?
Sorry for the loooong delay. I was able to get the 35l cut in half and the outer pot converted to a boil kettle. Shortly after that I was rear ended on the freeway and the project was derailed. Just had the last of 8 surgeries and hope to get back going.
I have found the thickness of the steel problematic. Takes a jet burner to really fire it up and immersion chiller has to work hard to chill the wort and all that metal. Pretty heavy pot also, especially after two shoulder surgeries.
I still want to use the inner vessel for a fermenter at some point but funds are a problem.