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#61 Stouter

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:42 PM

Trying to minimise risks of infection and possible stank smell my plastic fv might impart.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:40 PM

What's wrong with a stainless stock pot?

Mine cost less than $20 and ferments just fine.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:13 PM

What's wrong with a stainless stock pot?

Mine cost less than $20 and ferments just fine.



have you posted pics of your pot before good4whatAlesU? I looked as this a while back and I can't remember if I asked for pics of a pot. I know I've seen them with custom drilled taps and stuff.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:39 AM

Just a pot from Big W. I just siphon out, no tap.

There are SS pots with taps online if you want to go that way and they can double as an extra boil pot. Or by a tap, drill a hole etc.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:17 AM

Valves can be had pretty economically if you like to build your own;

https://www.ibrew.co...-valve-bulkhead

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:43 PM

Valves can be had pretty economically if you like to build your own;

https://www.ibrew.co...-valve-bulkhead


ah awesome thanks. Can I ask a noob question. What does that ball valve look like underneath? I'd expected a nozzle somewhere but it looks flat?

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:45 AM

Hi bc

Nothing underneath, there is usually a thread inside the front (and sometimes other end) into which you screw in a hose barb. I'm on the way to work atm. sorry can't post photos, perhaps someone would be kind enough to do so for bc?

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:05 AM

Thanks heaps g4wAU. I can scot around and have a look too. Cheers

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:14 PM

interesting

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:27 PM

 

Nice price but looks like they have a folded base, not ideal for fermenting in. You need the one piece pressed base otherwise nasties can live in the crevice.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:45 PM

Something like this;

Just duck down to the bunnings plumbing section and have a bo-peep.

Hardest bit is drilling the hole through the pot, but there's a few threads and utube vids showing how to do it...

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:08 PM

Valves can be had pretty economically if you like to build your own;

https://www.ibrew.co...-valve-bulkhead

 

Might pay to have a closer look at that valve?

Looks suspiciously like chrome nickel-plated brass to me.

Nothing wrong with that of course, unless your're thinking of going stainless?

 

Edit -- Nickel-plated not chrome.


Edited by TidalPete, 24 March 2017 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:29 PM

Might pay to have a closer look at that valve?
Looks suspiciously like chrome-plated brass to me.
Nothing wrong with that of course, unless your're thinking of going stainless?


It's funny that the LHBS/retailers don't look option up the fermenters with add on kits for stainless taps etc. I'd heard the MG stainless fermenter had a steel shaft.

Second to that I'd also read brass was a no go for home brew. Brass was susceptible to releasing nasties depending on the alloy or something from memory. Happy to be corrected of course!