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Old 03-20-2009, 12:48 AM   #1
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In true homebrewer nature, I'm racking my brain to come up with ideas on how to incorporate a retired vacuum cleaner into my brewing hobby. I'm mainly thinking about the motor or electrics, and coming up with nothing.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:05 AM   #2
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DIY Hovercraft

It is kind of a post brewing application....
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:15 AM   #3
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Sell it and buy stuff for brewing? Use it to draw a vacuum for siphoning? Or use it to stop the talaban. They always blow s**t up and blame it on the republicans
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:24 AM   #4
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Could use it to clean up spilt grains?

Turn it on to drown out the wife's yapping?

I'd personally go with the hovercraft.

 
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:59 AM   #5
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Siphon starter!
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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distill your beer with vacuum distillation and make some ethanol for your car/stomach?
Aerate your wort with it? You'd have to build something around it so it would get a IP of 55 or something so you wouldn't electricute yourself


 
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:12 PM   #7
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hovercraft! hovercraft! hovercraft! hovercraft!
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:16 AM   #8
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I like the hovercraft idea but if you really want to use it in brewing, then use it to help clean up AFTER brewing. Vacs are dead useful in sucking up the spent grains in your mash/lauter tun. I use a shop vac myself.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:21 PM   #9
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I was reading a post earlyer about airation. You could atach a racking cane to one side of a carboy cap that goes into the wort and use the sucktion from the vacume one the other side to create a flow of air thru the racking cane into to wort.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:12 AM   #10
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what if your vacuum cleaner is used? Wouldn't it have dust and **** like that in it which would ruin the wort?

 
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