Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Home Brewing Photo Forum > New bigger equipment: Stout Tanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-23-2011, 03:11 AM   #1
Hoosierbilly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 92
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default New bigger equipment: Stout Tanks

new stuff came in!

phone-pics-004.jpg   phone-pics-005.jpg   phone-pics-006.jpg   phone-pics-007.jpg   phone-pics-008.jpg  

__________________

"Because Beer makes you feel how you ought to feel without Beer"

Hoosierbilly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2011, 03:18 AM   #2
Hoosierbilly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 92
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

40 gal HLT, 65 gal Mash, 75 gal BK, 80 gal conical

phone-pics-011.jpg   phone-pics-009.jpg   phone-pics-002.jpg   phone-pics-004.jpg   phone-pics-007.jpg  

__________________

"Because Beer makes you feel how you ought to feel without Beer"

Hoosierbilly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2011, 03:21 AM   #3
rsklhm10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Saint Augustine, Fl
Posts: 181
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Despite that 40gal HLT being big in most respects, those pictures make it look extremely small. Even still, extremely awesome setup.

__________________
Primary: "Lake Night ESB," "Esquire IPA"
Secondary: Oatmeal Porter, Pumpkin Ale
Kegged: Centennial Blonde, "Turn-Two" Brew

My E-build:http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/another-e-build-267579/
rsklhm10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2011, 03:27 AM   #4
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,965
Liked 429 Times on 350 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

Nice stuff, but the sizing seems kind of weird. Don't you have to fill up your HLT twice during a brew if you are actually utilizing the extra space in the MLT and BK?

__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2011, 03:42 AM   #5
Flomaster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 2,140
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by weirdboy View Post
Nice stuff, but the sizing seems kind of weird. Don't you have to fill up your HLT twice during a brew if you are actually utilizing the extra space in the MLT and BK?
fill, heat for strike temp, pump into mash tun
fill sparge water, heat while mashing...

easy peazy my neezy.

I'd rather save the $$$ it would cost to fill that thing for all water required to brew 50 gallons at once, not to mention the time it takes to heat that much water.

-=Jason=-
Flomaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2011, 04:22 AM   #6
Deuce
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Providence Village, Texas
Posts: 1,543
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Well played sir!!!

__________________
Diverse Haus Brewery
Deuce is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2011, 04:23 AM   #7
Hoosierbilly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 92
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Bingo...yeah, i guess it's not the typical sizing

I batch sparge

-heat strike water in bk
-pump to mash tun and dough in
-heat sparge water in bk
-sparge from mash --> (through trub filter to keep any grain out) --> 40gal HLT
-pump sparge water from bk to mash tun (vorlauf) and pump back to bk (through trub filter)
-pump contents of HLT back to bk
-boil
-chill
-ferment

for right now im just pumping from therminator to a 7.5 gal kettle and dumping into top of fermenter about 5 gallons at a time...it works just fine, i dont brew often enough to try to eliminate every little inconvenience...but its fun experimenting with trial and error and making changes/improvements to the process

__________________

"Because Beer makes you feel how you ought to feel without Beer"

Hoosierbilly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2011, 04:34 AM   #8
Hoosierbilly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 92
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

It wouldn't pump through the hop rocket, I had 4 oz in it so maybe that was too much for it...without that in line it pumps perfectly through the trub filter and chiller. With the valve wide open it was chilling it down to about 90* so I had to back it down to get it cooler. I think next time I brew I am going to fill the HLT with a couple bags of ice or a couple 5 gal bucket frozen blocks and water and pump that through the chiller to get a cooler input temp compared to the garden hose and hopefully speed up chilling, even though it still didn't take too too long to chill.

__________________

"Because Beer makes you feel how you ought to feel without Beer"

Hoosierbilly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2011, 05:48 AM   #9
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,965
Liked 429 Times on 350 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flomaster View Post
fill, heat for strike temp, pump into mash tun
fill sparge water, heat while mashing...

easy peazy my neezy.

I'd rather save the $$$ it would cost to fill that thing for all water required to brew 50 gallons at once, not to mention the time it takes to heat that much water.
Yeah that's sorta my point. Can you really heat 20-40 gallons of water from tap to sparge temps in an hour?
__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2011, 06:43 AM   #10
bigbeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,079
Liked 116 Times on 95 Posts
Likes Given: 79

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by weirdboy View Post
Yeah that's sorta my point. Can you really heat 20-40 gallons of water from tap to sparge temps in an hour?
Look at that burner configuration... I'm sure he can!
__________________

"Good people drink good beer." -HST

bigbeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New equipment f-250ford Home Brewing Photo Forum 2 11-13-2011 03:35 PM
brew equipment hopmonster Home Brewing Photo Forum 6 09-16-2011 11:33 AM
Man cave/brewery and equipment jetlink1983 Home Brewing Photo Forum 8 09-11-2010 09:48 PM
Some Serious Barley Harvesting Equipment fifelee Home Brewing Photo Forum 5 03-15-2009 11:02 PM