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Old 08-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default re-use hot tub parts?

I have access to a hot tub. Wondering if I can jack the pumps / heating elements, filter, electric controls etc etc to step up my homebrewing system.

Any ideas? Reasons not to?

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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Um...eeeeeewwwwww?

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Old 08-20-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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yea, besides the fact that all the equipment was used for making human stew for the last however many years... the pumps are too overpowered, the heating elements need the huge flow rate of those pumps to work without burning out, and the controls have lots of safeguards to make sure that you can never heat the hot tub above 110 degrees, and can never operate the heaters without the pumps.

...among many other reasons not to do this.

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Old 08-20-2012, 04:12 PM   #4
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Gross. Sell the parts, by parts more suited for the purpose.

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:01 PM   #5
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Hopefully the hot tub wasn't used at a swinger's place. They would be all sorts of... gunk... in the pipes, pump. Would not be fund cleaning out.

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You might be able to re-purpose the motor to run a grain mill.

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #7
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Mmmm... nutty.

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Pump - volume is 100 times what you want
Heater - electric (?) only 1500 watts, but might be usable if stainless steel
Filter - no
Temperature control - range is too high for fermentation, too low for mashing

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #9
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I bet you wouldn't have to buy yeast ever again...

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No need for a hop spider. Pubes!



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