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Old 04-18-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default old washing machine mash tun 80L plus

After many useful lurks , I have a world first project that is worth sharing with the forum.
I have pulled an old enameled wringer washing machine apart, welded up the agitator hole, cut stainless mesh and insulated it. I now have a super efficient(90%) large capacity and non plastic beast of a mash tun. It is not finished yet, it needs a pivot and pulley to lift it when I fill it with grain. Lots of these machines on ebay in the U.S. Photos are at http://www.forum.realbeer.co.nz/foru...ource=activity

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Where are the pics for this one!! Crazy idea

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:16 PM   #3
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I like it. I bet the pics don't due it justice.

What is the capacity?

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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Here is the most descriptive picture (pulled from the realbeer.co.nz page)

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Old 04-18-2011, 11:23 PM   #5
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I was a bit lazy and just linked up to realbeer nz (as above), the photo's are attached there. The drum holds about 100L, you can see from the photo with the grain in it (45 L) there is lots of room. I think I could probably fit two 50L keggles of mash in there.I am going to make it more tech looking with shiny insulation and block and tackle so I can lift the weight.

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Old 04-19-2011, 12:26 AM   #6
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I was disappointed by the picture...I didn't read the original post carefully and had thought you were mashing /sparging in a washing machine (like a working washing machine with the agitate cycle for mash and spin cycle for sparge!) now that would be awesome!!!!

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Old 04-19-2011, 01:18 AM   #7
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Awesome! We want more PICS!!!

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Old 04-19-2011, 02:38 AM   #8
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Will post more when improvements made. But it is an excellent sized tun,way better than the braided hose cooler that preceded it.

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It's no hot tub mash tun, but I like it.

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Old 06-12-2011, 06:27 AM   #10
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Second brew using the washing machine lauter tun, made a 60 L batch of pale ale using citra/amarillo/riwaka. Its fast, efficient (94% extraction) and easy to clean. I love it, if I can get a bigger keggle, 100L batches!

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