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Old 08-24-2008, 04:29 AM   #1
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Well my good friend wants to brew, and has limited funds so i told him he could buy his own grain and brew at my place and ferment in my room.

So he gave me 200 bucks and off i went online searching for the right deal.

I use the mini brew polyethylene plastic conicals and have been having great success with them. So I found these Bio diesel storage tanks that are made of polyethylene as well.http://www.watertanks.com/category/82/
I know some others have done this too on here as well. But mine will have different fittings.

Cost of the tank. 56.00
Shipping 110.00 ( I know its complete rape, but i am in Hawaii and nothing is cheap to ship.)
2" to 1/14 polypropylene reducer 8.80 http://www.fastfittings.com/page/85678202
I found a set of two Stainless 1 1/4 Ball valves on Ebay for 40 bucks (got one for myself so i can make another if i like it)
I'm going to use a 1/2 SS wieldless fitting for the racking arm 20.00
and found another set of two 1/2 SS three piece Ball valves on Ebay for 33.00.
I'm just going to drill a hole on top and pop the S lock bung in there.
And of course i have to build a stand. ( well he is anyway)

Pretty good deal i think. thought i would share.





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Old 08-24-2008, 05:02 AM   #2
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I want Pictures of Brew Day, AND the day it comes out of there. I've been thinking of this exact setup, as I work for an Ag Chemical company, and my cost for one of these tanks would make you **** yourself If I posted it.....I just want to make sure it'll work first.


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Old 08-24-2008, 05:07 AM   #3
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I"d be more than happy to **** myself, so long as you let me in on your discount.

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Old 08-24-2008, 05:09 AM   #4
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I wanna know too, I am willing to **** myself

 
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:14 AM   #5
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Just e-mailed my supplier...I will have a current price Monday Morning....I will see what shipping will do to us, and if there is a volume discount....we may all have a plastic conical if we're not careful.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:20 AM   #6
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Hahaha.. I'm sure i would **** myself if i knew the price. I'm so used to getting slammed with shipping it doesn't faze me anymore..

I will for sure post up on brew day and progress as it is fermenting. I'm guessing i will be brewing a batch for this tank in two weeks (I brewed 14 gal today actually. I'm tired.. lol) Waiting on the 1/2 ball valve from ebay. It will be here next week.
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Marion berry, blackberry mead 7 gal.
Raspberry mead 7 gal
Watermelon mead. 7 gal
Blueberry mead. 7 gal
White pineapple mead. 6 gal



 
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:22 AM   #7
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Just e-mailed my supplier...I will have a current price Monday Morning....I will see what shipping will do to us, and if there is a volume discount....we may all have a plastic conical if we're not careful.
hey if you can beat 110.00 for my shipping to Hawaii, i will snatch another one from your supplier for sure..

You guys in the States will pay less than half of what i had to pay..
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Marion berry, blackberry mead 7 gal.
Raspberry mead 7 gal
Watermelon mead. 7 gal
Blueberry mead. 7 gal
White pineapple mead. 6 gal




 
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:44 AM   #8
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I think I just **** myself just at the idea!
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awwww ****tttt
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:28 AM   #10
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nice. even at 150 with shipping thats allot cheaper then anything else comparable.



 
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