What unorthodox item have you repurposed for brewing? - Page 6 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > What unorthodox item have you repurposed for brewing?
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #51
onthekeg
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Posts: 1,776
Liked 83 Times on 65 Posts


That would take 2 lifetimes to roll 25lbs!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 01:54 PM   #52
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,114
Liked 1047 Times on 640 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
Paper shredder works as mill.
I've read about doing this before. Did you modify the blades in any way? Does it actually do a consistant crush?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #53
DPBISME
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,029
Liked 84 Times on 65 Posts


Coffee Urns... ya know the kind that they use at large functions... when I extract-brewed I used two... they stayed at a constent 170 after reaching temprature. so I would turn them on and when the light came on; I added my grains, up to 2 Lbs in one.... It usually stopped in the right range for steeping... I would check it and if needed plug it back in... the other one I would use for sparging water....

NEW PLAN: I just bought a 60 cup one and I am going to try to use in as the heater for a RIMS system.... I have already tested it and it also "sets" at about 170 degrees... I now need to build my copper coil and see if it will actually work...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 02:28 PM   #54
TyTanium
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Posts: 3,952
Liked 553 Times on 389 Posts


This is one of my favorites.

Degassing wand for wine/mead:


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/de-gassing-wand-98364/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 03:35 PM   #55
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 24,999
Liked 6376 Times on 3777 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stauffbier View Post
I've read about doing this before. Did you modify the blades in any way? Does it actually do a consistant crush?
No modifications. Much more here. I had do 2 passes but the "shred" was beautifiul.
__________________
- Andrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 04:33 PM   #56
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,114
Liked 1047 Times on 640 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
No modifications. Much more here. I had do 2 passes but the "shred" was beautifiul.
Interesting! If I hadn't recently bought a Corona I'd consider this!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #57
tre9er
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,369
Liked 241 Times on 197 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by barrooze View Post
I've already been conjuring up rigs I can make to hold the mixer in place while I'm cleaning things up... I've also been wanting a pump, primarily for wort recirc, but this may just be the solution I needed! We never use our hand mixer anyways!!!
I used the wand-blender/stick-blender type deal last brew. Whips up some serious froth in the wort before pitching. Started further down but once you get it near the surface it really starts injecting O2 in there.
__________________
_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #58
tre9er
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,369
Liked 241 Times on 197 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
No modifications. Much more here. I had do 2 passes but the "shred" was beautifiul.
You're on a roll lately, dude.
__________________
_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #59
November
...relax...
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
November's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Southern AZ
Posts: 606
Liked 124 Times on 68 Posts


I use my son's red wagon to move my fermenters. It holds two of the large vittle vaults perfectly. Great way to move around 20g batches.

Revvy Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 12:59 AM   #60
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,890
Liked 3158 Times on 1869 Posts


You missed the obvious. Sounds like you ferment in Vittle's Vaults.


__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repurposed Tap Handles Blackhawkbrew Equipment/Sanitation 0 02-18-2012 02:52 PM
Next Item of equipment? dankev Equipment/Sanitation 17 10-18-2011 07:46 PM
Mystery Item MgMt_Home_Brew Equipment/Sanitation 3 04-27-2010 01:55 AM
unorthodox bottling methods Ninjaneer Equipment/Sanitation 35 10-12-2008 07:01 PM
Most helpful item in your brewery The Happy Mug Equipment/Sanitation 35 11-15-2005 03:50 AM


Forum Jump