Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Non-brewing applications for brewing equipment and supplies?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
MaxStout
Professional raconteur
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MaxStout's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Blaine, MN
Posts: 2,958
Liked 993 Times on 616 Posts
Likes Given: 192

Default Non-brewing applications for brewing equipment and supplies?

So many times I look at ordinary household goods and try to think of ways to adapt them to brewing applications. But sometimes, I do the reverse, and find uses for my brewing gear for non-brewing needs. Here are a few I've tried:

Brew kettle and propane burner: I have done a few crab leg boils, and one really huge pot of chili for a large gathering. I'm guessing many of us have done this.

Starsan: Being out of bathroom tile cleaner one day, I tried some Starsan solution in a spray bottle to cut through the soap scum and scale on the tile walls and glass door of my shower. Sprayed it on, came back 30 minutes later and rinsed it off. Worked great.

What other applications have you found for your brewing equipment, supplies, etc?


MaxStout is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
Braufessor
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
Braufessor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NE Iowa, Iowa
Posts: 2,393
Liked 617 Times on 435 Posts
Likes Given: 533

Default

My brewroom doubles as our canning room...... a recent batch of 15 quarts of bloody mary mix using our own tomato's, horseradish, onions, etc....
Wife probably uses the room/brew kettle 15-20 times a year for canning.


Click image for larger version

Name:	bm .jpg
Views:	184
Size:	47.7 KB
ID:	171747  
__________________
Kegged/Serving: Session IPA, Dark Mild, Ordinary Bitter, Blonde Ale
Bottled
: Barley Wine, Sour Belgian Golden on Cherries, Sour Cherry Stout
Primary: Dark Mild, Helles
Secondary/Lagering: Alt, Scottish 70, Dortmunder, Bo-Pils
Future Brews: Heady Topper Clone, Session IPA, Hop Fu, Porter, Plain ol American Ale More...... More....... Beer.......
Braufessor is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 11:27 AM   #3
ThreeSheetsBrewing
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: , MN
Posts: 225
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

We also can with a brew kettle.
I boil down maple syrup with a brew kettle.
Brew stand doubles as a saw horse.
ThreeSheetsBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 12:54 PM   #4
gandelf
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North East, Wisconsin
Posts: 185
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThreeSheetsBrewing View Post
We also can with a brew kettle . I boil down maple syrup with a brew kettle.
+1
We also heat our pressure caner with the burner.
gandelf is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 02:58 PM   #5
ChuckO
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChuckO's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Keyrock, WV
Posts: 981
Liked 113 Times on 88 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

I used my fermentation chamber (freezer) as a substitute for the house freezer when the house one needed to be defrosted. Both the MLT with RIMS and the HLT have been used for sous vide cooking when I needed to cook things at different temperatures. Star San spray gets used on cutting boards in the kitchen all of the time.
ChuckO is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 35,133
Liked 3026 Times on 2607 Posts
Likes Given: 2142

Default

I make a gallon jug of PBW for my wife to soak pots & pans clean with.
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 09:51 PM   #7
Zepth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 1,037
Liked 229 Times on 162 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Friend of mine really enjoyed a mini novelty Corona salt and pepper shaker at a restaurant. I later acquired a couple bottles and grabbed my capper to make a gift for him. I have heard DME going into various baking.
Zepth is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 10:05 PM   #8
BigFloyd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 5,172
Liked 724 Times on 630 Posts
Likes Given: 630

Default

My PID controlled E-BIAB kettle makes an excellent sous vide cooker.


__________________
Good Temp Control -----> Happy Yeast ------> Tasty Brew
BigFloyd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me decide: Arduino or Raspberry Pi for brewing and smoking applications jfenton78 Automated Brewing Forum 20 04-11-2013 03:57 PM
For Sale - Brewing Basics Equipment Kit from Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies for $42 pitimany For Sale 6 01-28-2013 11:37 PM
For Sale - All My Brewing Equipment/Supplies smellysell For Sale 10 08-24-2012 06:27 PM
Sold - Looking for Brewing Supplies/Equipment exavier45 For Sale 0 11-02-2010 08:38 PM
For Sale - Palm III with brewing applications - $10 aekdbbop For Sale 2 07-16-2009 04:24 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS