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Old 01-12-2013, 01:00 AM   #1
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Default help identify possible treasure: old a&w root beer tank

so a buddy of mine calls me up and asks me if I would be interested in this huge brew kettle of sorts that he found. he sent me a couple pics. I am not sure if its a boil kettle or some sort of mixing tank? it has a couple lines coming out of the bottom of it, not sure if it has a cooling jacket or what. figured you guys might know.






that's all I have for now. ill be taking a ride later next week, so I will be able to check it out a little more.


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Old 01-12-2013, 01:03 AM   #2
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Go get that s**t bro........


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Old 01-12-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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That is pretty cool. That looks like a thick pot! My guess is the lines carried hot water between the inner and outer walls? Like a double boiler...? If so, that might make a pretty badass mash tun!
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That is pretty cool. That looks like a thick pot! My guess is the lines carried hot water between the inner and outer walls? Like a double boiler...? If so, that might make a pretty badass mash tun!
seems to be a good 3 inches thick, so I am assuming it is insulated too. that would make a pretty awesome mash tun, might have to climb inside of it to clean it though! I really have no clue, I googled the hell out of this thing and cannot find anything. if I could get some numbers off the tag I might be able to find something. im guessing its pretty damn old.
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no ideas eh?
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I say if the price is right, get it and ask questions later. I'm sure if you find you no longer want it, you can get some one on here or in the local brewing community to sell it to.
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So I just purchased this tank off Craigslist for $75. the claimed that it would keep a keg of beer surrounded by ice cold overnight with no ice melting because of the 2 in. thick insulation. It is about 45 gal capacity all stainless with 2 inch think insulation on the bottom and sides with a stainless lid.

I was thinking of cutting a hole in the side for an element and go all electric but then I searched the logo and discovered they stopped using the red/black logo in 1948. Now I am not sure if I have an antique tank or a modern tank with a repro logo. I lean towards antique because the metal label and the welds inside look old but I can;t find any info online about it.

Anyone know anything about it?

Anyone know if there is a heating element that will connect through[IMG][/IMG] the hole in the back and swing down into the bottom for boiling?
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The other link didn't show on my mobile app so here are the pics again.
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Looks like it'd make a great mash tun!
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That thing is sweet! I think I'd use it for a tun in an eherms setup, running the tubing in through that big hole in the back.


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