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Old 06-29-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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Sunday was my grandsons first birthday and my wife bought a little kiddie pool for the party . Only problem is the tap water is very cold and the pool was set up that morning . So my wife was trying to warm it with pots from the stove I had the idea to use the IC as a heat exchanger boiled 20 gallons of water turned on the hose and nice hot water to the pool worked great

so anybody use their equipment in unusual ways ?
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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Cool idea! Never thought of doing it in reverse.

Now I've seen the opposite, using a swimming pool to as a chiller.

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Old 06-29-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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Used my massive Brew Pot for making a massive batch of Multi-Purpose Stock. Used all my frozen bones and scraps collected for... probably a year int he freezer. Add water and lightly simmer for.... 6-8 hours. Reduced 5 gal down to 2.5 and it's the best stock goin.

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Old 06-29-2009, 02:34 PM   #4
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I have used my Brew-Magic and my 40 quart stockpot (from my extract daze) for a lobster boil. Yumm.

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Old 06-29-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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I use my big kettle and burner for all sorts of non-brew cooking. Wifey uses star san for sanitizing jars before she puts them in the pressure canner...and she's planning on using it to sanitize baby bottles once we get to that stage. I also use my blade scale to measure out my meth.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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I use my marked fermenting buckets and hydrometer to measure and mix saltwater for my marine aquarium.

My brew pot and burner also cooks lobster. I can get 6 or 7 cooked at once.

I use the bucket of my wet /dry vac to put ice water for my IC and pump it through a hose pump attachment.

My MLT is also one of my coolers at times.

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Old 06-29-2009, 02:55 PM   #7
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I use my kegging system to carbonate the pool water. I've thought about adding some lime juice maybe.

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:01 PM   #8
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I took a spigot and a picnic tap and made a water level for hanging ceiling grid. Worked great.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:55 PM   #10
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I used a 1/2 ball valve to temporarily fix a leaky showerhead.
I use my burner and a large wok to do outdoor cooking.
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