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Old 03-19-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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Since I don't have a big enough burner for my keggle I improvised some. Using a wood fired 55gal drum I was able to heat 13 gal from sparge to boil in 5 min. I can heat 13 gal from 55 to boil in 25 min.

Boil justa rollin


Massive boil with a little boil over. oops didn't get the fermcap in in time


Throwin another log on the fire.


And one last shot of the boil.


For this it was a 10gal batch of my Maple Wheat. This beer uses all maple sap and no water and I will be priming with some maple syrup that I cooked down last weekend.


 
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:40 PM   #2
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I like it. Have to do whatever works.
Sounds like an interesting beer too.

 
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:47 PM   #3
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Awesome; and you'll be able to brew beer after the zombie apocalypse.

 
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:55 PM   #4
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I actually thought of boiling over a wood fire, thought it may add a touch of smoke flavor to the beer. instead I smoked some pale malt in my smoker to get the flavor I was looking for, seeing yours I may do a batch over wood just for fun!
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:25 AM   #5
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So what do you do at the end of the boil? Lift that full keggle of boiling wort out of the barrel?!?!?
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:29 AM   #6
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Maybe he no chills

 
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:39 AM   #7
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So what do you do at the end of the boil? Lift that full keggle of boiling wort out of the barrel?!?!?
I do lift it out. I have the help of my dad and we lift it out. There is no damn way that I would lift it by my self. Than I chill like all ways with an ic.

 
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:09 AM   #8
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When you're done boiling beer, you throw on a brisket right? Looks like a UDS to me.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:32 AM   #9
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Oh no.....I've seen enough Ugly Drum Smoker threads to last a lifetime. Doesn't anyone use stick burners anymore?

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Oh no.....I've seen enough Ugly Drum Smoker threads to last a lifetime. Doesn't anyone use stick burners anymore?
That one thread is MASSIVE!!! I'd love a stick burner, but I had a stainless 22.5" drum - so I have a WSM clone now by sandwiching the drum between a standard weber top and bottom. Still it's awesome he can put a weber lid on his beer rig to make bbq.
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