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  • Posted in thread: Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery? on 04-19-2014 at 01:28 PM
    I just brewed my first batch at my nano weekend before last. We are using two 110gallon plastic
    conicals. ( Shipped to my door they were about $900. Then I added wheels for another $50 each.
    You coul...

  • Posted in thread: Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery? on 04-17-2014 at 06:54 PM
    RE: Use plastic drums to kick off the idea, then replace with conicals as we grow.That may be
    exactly what we do.Your comment about the drums having more waste than a conical catches me by
    surprise. I...

  • Posted in thread: Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery? on 04-16-2014 at 06:47 PM
    Greg, I will respond to the rest of your post later when I'm on a computer. But this is right.
    Every 8 weeks, assuming 5-day brewing weeks you are spending $180+ tax and shipping for liners.
    It isn't ...

  • Posted in thread: Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery? on 04-16-2014 at 03:23 AM
    Here is some more reading: Some applies to nano, some does not. Very niceCLTs are awesome.
    Handy for all kinds of stuff. Along that line consider a on-demand hot water heater to preheat
    your strike ...

  • Posted in thread: Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery? on 04-15-2014 at 07:32 PM
    Using a 55 gallon barrel you will only acturaly get 30- 35 gallons of beer and my experience
    says that with SS you could expect 2-4 Degree F rise in temp the first 3 days. Maybe 5 degrees
    if you have ...

  • Posted in thread: Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery? on 04-15-2014 at 07:22 PM
    Typically when planning tank space guys will use 2-weeks rotation on the fermenters. 2-weeks? I
    was assuming 3, so only 2-weeks in the fermenter would be great, but if I'm using plastic drums
    to ferme...

  • Posted in thread: Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery? on 04-15-2014 at 04:01 PM
    I just brewed my first batch at my nano weekend before last. We are using two 110gallon plastic
    conicals. ( Shipped to my door they were about $900. Then I added wheels for another $50 each.
    You coul...

  • Posted in thread: Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery? on 04-15-2014 at 03:50 PM
    How are you planning to temperature control your fermentation?When you start getting that much
    mass together you're going to be generating a lot of heat.I've read Boar Beer's fantastic
    thread: has su...

  • Posted in thread: Using a plastic food drum for fermentation in a nano-brewery? on 04-14-2014 at 08:12 PM
    I'm planning (fantasizing) about building a nano-brewery. 1 BBL capacity per brew. (31
    gallons)The brew day gear is a reasonable cost, but if I want to do a batch per day, 5 days a
    week, and ferment f...

  • Posted in thread: Squam Lakes Brewery with Pictures on 04-14-2014 at 07:33 PM
    Yes we considered using plastic fermentors but you always have the risk of a scratch and then
    you can get an infection. SS is the best way. If you donít have the cash then taking a chance
    with plastic...

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