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Old 07-13-2011, 03:19 PM   #11
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I bet they would be easy to move around.

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Old 07-13-2011, 03:21 PM   #12
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Wineries in France and elsewhere have used concrete tanks for at least a century, drawing the inspiration for such vessels from antiquity, when clay or ceramic containers were used for wine Over the past half century, stainless steel tanks have pushed out both concrete and wood fermenters (although wood is making a comeback for premium wines).
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:23 PM   #13
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I wonder if they have rebar in them? If they do, it will rust, then leach back into the liquid. Or they could epoxy coat, use fiber reinforcing, etc. I'll stick with glass.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #14
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I believe the old "glass lined tanks of old Latrobe" were concrete outside and glass lined...

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Old 07-13-2011, 09:22 PM   #15
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Please tell me you are all joking.

From Revvy's link "Concrete “breaths” like oak. It is semi-permeable which concentrates the wine, while gently diffusing oxygen without adding oak character."

While I think they meant "breathes"... that ain't good for beer.

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Old 07-13-2011, 09:27 PM   #16
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You can't really add those generalities about concrete anymore. There is some amazing things they can do with new formulas.

FYI, stainless rusts eventually as well.

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:34 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by hoppymonkey View Post
FYI, stainless rusts eventually as well.
Well, lets be fair, stainless doesnt rust eventually, it rusts(read oxidize) instantly.

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Old 07-14-2011, 02:09 AM   #19
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Wow, move over Big Green Egg!

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Old 07-14-2011, 04:10 AM   #20
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If i converted my septic system to fermenters i could start a micro brewery. Honey pot porter will be our first batch!

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