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  • Posted in thread: 55 Gallon Ordinary Steel Drum System on 10-03-2011 at 03:17 PM
    The boil kettle, the one pictured, is in worse shape than the mash tun but even the masher is
    starting to show a little rust. I do a pressure rinse before and after each brew - but no
    cleaners on the ...

  • Posted in thread: 55 Gallon Ordinary Steel Drum System on 10-02-2011 at 03:43 PM
    OK. 4 images posted. I couldn't figure out how to get them in the message body so click
    through.Image 70: boiler / hot liquor tank and mash tun. The masher is so big that I don't need
    a separate boile...

  • Posted in thread: 55 Gallon Ordinary Steel Drum System on 09-26-2011 at 02:45 PM
    Thanks for the interest 2 years later. I'll get some pics up next week.The system works great
    and I've had some fantastic 50 gallon batches. (The smallest part of the system is my trash can
    for spent ...

  • Posted in thread: Designs for Conical Fermenter (Temp controlled, pump transfered) on 04-13-2010 at 12:47 AM
    I'd be interested in what you come up with. (And I think you're local so stop by for a beer and
    a look. Running a 1 bbl kolsch tomorrow.)I bought a 60 gallon food grade plastic conical tank
    because it...

  • Posted in thread: 55 Gallon Ordinary Steel Drum System on 11-27-2009 at 11:20 PM
    The test brew was a pretty good success.I decided I would brew 20 gallons at 148 with my usual,
    light hopping schedule and then ferment 10 gallons with German Bock yeast at 50 F and 10
    gallons with En...

  • Posted in thread: 55 Gallon Ordinary Steel Drum System on 11-19-2009 at 10:51 PM
    Despite the negative sentiment from the forum rats who don't have any experience....Phase I and
    Phase II testing were successful.The drums maintained their structural integrity under direct
    gas fire w...

  • Posted in thread: 55 Gallon Ordinary Steel Drum System on 10-25-2009 at 04:11 PM
    I picked up a few food grade "ordinary" steel drums. They have removable tops, crimped bottoms,
    and are coated with something that looks like epoxy.There are lots of posts saying you can't
    mash and bo...

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