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Old 03-18-2011, 04:59 AM   #1
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Dec 2009
Independence, Missouri
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I have the opportunity to put my hands on a couple of 55 gallon white, airtight, plastic barrels. It started me thinking about what it would take to put together a 55 gallon brew setup. So, I need inspiration...

Does anybody have any 55 gallon setups they would like to share info about? Photos, schematics or recipes?

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Old 03-18-2011, 05:10 AM   #2
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Hmmmm, first I would need about 6 more stoves in my apartment. Probably need to invest in about 7 or so more carboys too....

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Old 03-18-2011, 02:16 PM   #3
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My buddies and I are makeing one right now. We have two plastic barrels, one for a mash tun and one for a HLT. We did our first brew on sunday and did 20 gallons. We used 2 keggles and split the runnings. We got a 55 gallon SS barrel for a kettle, but it wasn't here in time for the first brew.

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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Here is a pic of the setup that I use. 1 stainless steel barrel BK 55 gallons, 1 HDPE plastic HLT (middle) and the mash tun on the right. I used 1/2 copper tubing for the manifold.

link: http://jwellsbrewery.com/blog/wp-con...84876969_n.jpg

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