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Old 11-26-2007, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Interesting Ebay Auction - California

http://cgi.ebay.com/Groen-Dual-80-Ga...QQcmdZViewItem

SS dual 80 gallon steam kettles... current bid is only $199. Too bad I live in GA - I'd pick it up "just cause" if it was closer.


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Old 11-26-2007, 11:50 PM   #2
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If that was NJ, I'd be all over it for $200. Even if it never saw a single drop of wort, the scrap value is probably double that. How the hell do you supply enough steam for these things?


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Old 11-27-2007, 12:15 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what it would take to produce that much steam - but I bet I'd find a way... Actually, this is probably overkill (if there is such a thing). :-)
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Aren't those basically what BP uses as the heart of his system?
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:43 AM   #5
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That was my first impression - are his 80 gallon pots?!?
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Looks like what we use on Navy ships. I'm sure you will need a steam plant about the same size to get 50 gallons of wort to boil.
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That was my first impression - are his 80 gallon pots?!?
I would have guessed 50 gallon, but I could be wrong. I *think* he does 25-gallon batches, right?
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I'm not sure what it would take to produce that much steam - but I bet I'd find a way... Actually, this is probably overkill (if there is such a thing). :-)

You'd need a boiler and a place to house it. That's all...


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Looks like what we use on Navy ships. I'm sure you will need a steam plant about the same size to get 50 gallons of wort to boil.
...and the same thing we used in older Army Mess Halls.

Yes, if you needed to get a pot (even 45 gallons) to boil in a couple of minutes, these would do the trick! (Provided the boiler was up to snuff.)

Simply amazing. You kick the stam blanket up to full, (with warm water in the pot) and you'd see those tiny bubbles forming on the whole heated surface, in SECONDS! Boiling in just a few (like 2) minutes.

But, you need the boiler!

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Oh, we're not talking about the vapours coming off your brew kettle. You need live steam, at about 500 (or more) degrees F. No, you can't see live steam, until after it cools down below about 150 (or so) degrees.

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