Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Fermenters > Aluminum SCUBA tank Conical?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #11
outside92129
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
outside92129's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 1,224
Liked 63 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

is the aluminum cracked? if not they're still ok. I had some of those tanks and they were fine... until they didn't pass hydro : (


outside92129 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #12
demagxc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston, Ma
Posts: 38
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts

Default

The shops around me will not let me fill them anymore...they look at the numbers stamped on the side and send me away


demagxc is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #13
Dhruv6911
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 186
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BiggieB400 View Post
Have you seen the fire extinguisher beer dispenser??

It would require a dip tube, faucet, the ability to pressurize and probably a handle...
All of that comes ready in those old fire extinguishers... you just clean, add beer and pressurize through a side valve.
Dhruv6911 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 12:56 AM   #14
kickrjason
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 286
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by demagxc
The shops around me will not let me fill them anymore...they look at the numbers stamped on the side and send me away
That's because they don't wish to die from shrapnel when the tank blows. Thats no joke. Red Hook just had an employee killed on the keg filling line while hydro testing kegs.
__________________



Tap#1 Summer Saison
Tap#2 Amarillo Pale Ale

Primary English Mild
Secondary -Vanilla Chai Mead

Kegged Has Hefeweisen #4, Speckled Heifer Cream Ale
Bottled - Cherry Oatmeal Stout, Burbon Vanilla Oatmeal Stout, Blueberry Hefeweisen, Stubborn Baby Pale Ale,
kickrjason is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 01:26 AM   #15
demagxc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston, Ma
Posts: 38
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kickrjason

That's because they don't wish to die from shrapnel when the tank blows. Thats no joke. Red Hook just had an employee killed on the keg filling line while hydro testing kegs.
I know I was talking to one shop owner who had one go while he was filling it. Luckily he fills in a water bath and it contained it somewhat.
demagxc is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 01:36 AM   #16
carlisle_bob
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Carlisle, PA
Posts: 1,205
Liked 29 Times on 28 Posts

Default

Hi

As you appear to have already noticed, aluminum is not the best thing for storing acids in. Even if the coating is cheap, you have to be sure that it gets *everywhere* in the container. That sounds neat until you start to think about fittings and threads. It's *very* hard to make sure those sort of things get sealed. You can pull the valve and coat, thread area gets mucked up when you put the valve back on. You can leave a fitting on and coat, coating cracks at the joint when you torque the valve back on.

This is not just an issue for brew stuff. It's something you run into a lot playing with aluminum. There often is no good solution.

Bob


carlisle_bob is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Inductor Tank as Conical Build p4ck37p1mp Fermenters 19 08-05-2013 05:42 PM
Inductor Tank Conical Fermentor Build jesse55lv Fermenters 3 04-19-2012 02:25 PM
Plastic-Mart $135 15 Gallon Conical Tank & Stand rkulp89 Fermenters 17 02-11-2012 11:22 AM
Scuba Steve's wood rig donshizzles Brew Stands 16 08-15-2009 08:19 PM
CO2 Tank Used as a Beer Gas (N02) Tank, Conversion? OneHotKarl Kegerators and Keezers 6 01-20-2008 01:09 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS