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Old 08-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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That's a Soviet era military commode. Lost a lot of paint but I'm sure you could polish it up.


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Old 08-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #12
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Now you're just showing off...


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Old 08-11-2012, 01:43 AM   #13
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Yes, it's for the Whales brewing system. We started with a 1.5BBL system with two 55 stainless drums and a 37g cooler. The mashtun was the bottleneck at that point. We then realized we could brew a 80 gallon batch by splitting the water/wort heating between the two tanks. We were borrowing a member's 100g wine tank for mashing but he wasn't interested in selling it to the club. I think this 140 tun is oversized for what we'd ever do, but it was donated so who's complaining. It already has a 2" TC drain at the very bottom side. All I need now is a 31" round false bottom. Ouch.
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See that little guy? That's a 55 gallon.

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Holy crap, what kind of rocket fuel are you using to heat that thing?
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We only heat the 55, but even that uses three BG10 burners running off two propane tanks.
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Truly a beautiful sight.

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You might try the scrap piles at your local metal suppliers. I picked up a piece of perf SS that would just be big enough for that, and it only cost me $10. I made several keggle size FBs out of it.
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We only heat the 55, but even that uses three BG10 burners running off two propane tanks.
Ok, you got the little wheels in my head turning...

How long does it take to heat to mash temps? Do you RIMS?
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I think I just messed my pants a little....
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See that little guy? That's a 55 gallon.
.... Who you callin' little? So if you do the math, gallon of water is about 8 lbs, 140 gallons, that's over HALF A TON! I hope you have a fork lift handy.


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