Possible mash tun / boil kettle. Please look and give me your opinion. - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Possible mash tun / boil kettle. Please look and give me your opinion.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-02-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
josiahcox
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Bellingham
Posts: 160
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



So while looking through the boneyard at my work I cam across this beast just sitting there all lonely. Pics are on my FB page.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...&id=1400814600

I can buy it for the cost of scrap from my employer. My question is about those welds for the handles and how well I am going to be able to clean and sanitize the ports at the bottom.

I have no clue about welds other than I know you don't want food or beverage around some of them.

The other main concern is can I get it clean and sanitised. I think there may be a little bit light surface rust and those welds scare me a bit.

Feeback please!?!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 09:29 PM   #2
cvstrat
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Richmond, VA
Posts: 691
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


First off let me say that I'm uber sanitary and kinda picky about it. But the truth is that anything pre-boil wouldn't kill your beer. Boiling is going to nuke off any bacteria. The welds become an issue in fermenters because the beer is in there aging and the yeast are having yeast sex and the bacteria will join the party If your burner fits under that there is absolutely no reason that can't be used as a boil kettle. Keep in mind a quality SS pot of that size would cost a small fortune so lowball the hell out of the guy and go for it IMO.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 09:37 PM   #3
KillerKellers
 
KillerKellers's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
Phoenix
Posts: 389
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Looks like a home made brew kettle.. not pretty, but if it holds water, then go for it! I wouldn't worry about the welds, as cvstrat said, its going to be boiled, so it doesn't matter.
__________________
My Keezer Build

Primary: 10g English Mild, 10g Robust Porter, 10g Skeeter Pee
Keg: Black Cherry Apfelwein, 10g AHS Low Carb Ale, 10g Centennial Blonde, Haus Pale Ale, Ginger Ale

Quote:
Originally Posted by carnevoodoo View Post
I find that a pint of my own semen makes the best starters.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 09:55 PM   #4
josiahcox
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Bellingham
Posts: 160
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I can get it for the cost of scrap. It's 50lbs.

Anybody know the price of stainless scrap right now?
Hopefully they will let it go for a little less since I am a good employee.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #5
josiahcox
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Bellingham
Posts: 160
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


So it looks like I can probably get this for $50. I'm still a bit worried about the little bit of rust around the top but I can probably deal with it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 51,439
Liked 3511 Times on 3325 Posts


Rust should be able to be cleaned off.
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 06:28 PM   #7
josiahcox
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Bellingham
Posts: 160
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Okay, I have more info now and need more help.

I found out that it came out of a GP plant originally so who know what was in it before. Could have been water could have been caustic chemicals, I don't know.

So....... is it safe? Would you use it?
The price is right ($50) but I have no idea if I should even consider it. Can stainless absorb chemicals at all? I'm out of my knowledge bubble here. Anybody have any exp in this area?
Thanks for the help.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 06:34 PM   #8
buzzkill
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Green Country Oklahoma
Posts: 982
Liked 21 Times on 21 Posts


get it...........!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 10:49 PM   #9
josiahcox
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Bellingham
Posts: 160
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Anybody out there know about chemicals and steel? I don't want to use it if it is going to make people sick?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2009, 12:01 AM   #10
wyzazz
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Atwater, OH
Posts: 4,315
Liked 56 Times on 53 Posts


+1 Get it

SS does not hold on to anything in it as long as it's cleaned well before you brew you should be OK.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Opinion on kettle upgrade axr Equipment/Sanitation 3 05-08-2009 02:21 AM
Mash and boil in one kettle? avwfreak All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 04-03-2009 02:33 AM
Mash Tun Thermothings, or just drill a small hole for temp probe? Please give input.. rshosted Equipment/Sanitation 9 01-06-2009 05:01 AM
Turkey Fryer Kettle for Boil Kettle? SenorWanderer General Techniques 3 09-06-2007 07:52 PM
Pro brewers, Mash/tun as boil kettle. Todd Equipment/Sanitation 4 10-10-2006 04:53 AM


Forum Jump