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Old 06-30-2008, 05:21 PM   #11
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how you going to keep that monster cool during fermentation?
I have a chest freezer I use for summertime fermentation.


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Old 06-30-2008, 05:21 PM   #12
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How are you going to harvest Yeast??? I thought about buying the 3 he has left, but I harvest and dont really see a way, except just dumping it out.
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It's 14 1/2"x26 1/2", it will fit in my freezer with room to spare.
I think the 1/2" autosiphons are about 24-26" long. So that should work fine
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:30 PM   #14
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I will figure it out... I just bought 2 of them!!!
Thanks for the link
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:58 PM   #15
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how you going to keep that monster cool during fermentation?
Cool? Mines at 80 degrees. Saison baby! I had a fun time getting it up the stairs let alone up and into a freezer.
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:10 PM   #16
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I've seen these at an ACE Hardware store nearby. (Wildwest, it's the ACE on Nolensville Road just south of OHB, if you are ever over in that area). We picked up a 55 gallon one to do a big barrel brew in.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:35 PM   #17
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remember how much they were jdoiv? seems like you could add one of those bottling adapters from a bottling bucket.. but not much you could do as far as a racking arm..
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There's a dairy farm not too far from my house that gets cleaners (caustic, teat dip, bleach, etc.) in those things...they put their empties in a big pile next to a coffee can and a sign saying "Barrels $2". I got one of those, chopped the top off, and use it to ice down corny kegs. I cut some hand holes in the sides that also double as tie-off points to hold an empty keg down.

But now that you mention it, that could make an awesome pairing with the 10-gal AG rig that's in the plans.
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I got one a few months back- actually, it was from a HBS up near my inlaws. Mine is semi-transparent. cost me $14 and used to be full of LME. Done several 10 gallon batches with it- actually, its full of belgium wit right now.

I was uneasy about using it because the cleaning- but just like a carboy- soak in oxyclean for a day or two, then rinse really well and then dump in a gallon or two of starsan and roll it around for a while. So far so good.

To move it around, a friend has a movers dolly that we use. we ferment in his basement (63 ambient temp), and it just takes a minute to go downt the steps with that dolly. Just makes life easier.

My auto siphon reaches the bottom without a hitch.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:57 PM   #20
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How will the auto siphon reach the bottom? You guys going to jam the whole thing in there? You might have to cut off the elbow at the top of the auto siphon.
Im happy to report hat an unmodified auto siphon will work with these. I am siphoning out the oxy clean as we speak, and as long as you have 2" or so of the pumping tube sticking out of the top it will sit right on the bottom.


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