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ColinW and I regularly brew 40L batches and split the results. :super:

This regeime, although we have brewed some fine beers, seems limiting. we would like to step up our batch size to 100L, so we both end up with 50L in a fermenter. (Enough for 2 kegs each and some tallies).

I have had a thought of using a stainless dishwasher inner liner, heated with my existing 4 ring gas burner or 4.8kW electric element on a dedicated GPO.

For the moment the mash tun would consist of 2 separate esky's but one single mash tun would be nice.

Ideas or pointers from anybody appreciated, People actually doing large batches; we would appreciate your input.

Adrian + Colin :beer:
 

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What about tracking down a 44 gallon drum in stainless? I've seen them for sale about the place, Ernest Flemmings auction like site has them.

I have also seen a home brewery made out of three 44 gallon drums. The boiler was fired by two NASA's. Will see if I can find the link.

Another option would be if you could find a stainless hot water cylinder although this might be a hard one to find. Guess you could find an old copper one also.

Here's one but it's not the one I was thinking of: http://www.ibrewbeer.com/

Of course it doesn't need to be a complicated as this one but shows it's possible. I'll keep looking for that other one.

Cheers, JD

http://www.lamabrewery.com/
 

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Well, this one's 90L (solid copper), so getting there - It's been cleaned & polished now, so i'll have to take a new pic... :D

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I use an old 18 gallon keg as a boiler for final batch size of 45 litres, but that may be a bit small for your needs.

If you have a good scrap yard, keep an eye on it, something may turn up there, maybe ask the workers to keep an eye out for you, if there is beer involved, they will take a keen interest. You may pick up an old copper hot water service, our existing HWS is copper and 160 litres in size, but has splits. Or you may luck on a suitable stainless container.

If you know someone in the trade of welding, they may make something up for you. We just had a quote on a 160 litre stainless HWS tank, $650 plus GST plus frieght.

Keep a look for for second hand catering equipment, something suitable may pop up there.

Another option is to get two old 50 litre kegs, cut the top off one, and the base off another, weld the two together. This would work best on CUB style kegs. Once again, a bit small for your needs.
 

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Ross said:
Well, this one's 90L (solid copper), so getting there - It's been cleaned & polished now, so i'll have to take a new pic... :D

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Ross, is that a large copper stockpot? looks like it has handles. Where did you find it?

Adrian
 

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pint of lager said:
Another option is to get two old 50 litre kegs, cut the top off one, and the base off another, weld the two together. This would work best on CUB style kegs. Once again, a bit small for your needs.
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This was my first thought as I have another CUB keg not in use at the moment but as you say it's still too small.

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Justin said:
What about tracking down a 44 gallon drum in stainless? I've seen them for sale about the place, Ernest Flemmings auction like site has them.
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Are they on the net? I had a quick google but diddn't turn anything up

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I have also seen a home brewery made out of three 44 gallon drums. The boiler was fired by two NASA's. Will see if I can find the link.
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That would be fantastic.

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Here's one but it's not the one I was thinking of: http://www.ibrewbeer.com/
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http://www.lamabrewery.com/
Is the lama brewery yours? I'm jelous, This is exactly what I'm after.

Adrian
 

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http://www.fleming.com.au

That's the site. Try this link: http://www.fleming.com.au/prods_used/flemi...asp?choice=9450

to go to the 44 gal drums, if it doesn't work you need to go to the fleming home page above, click used equipment, view products without pricing and then go to Tanks (Stainless steel vat or bucket). I don't know the price but it shows that they exist so I'd have a chat you your local scrap steel blokes as mentioned above.

Nope the Lamabrewery isn't mine sorry-I don't drink that much beer ;)

I'm still looking for that other website I was talking about. Can't bloody find it, typical.

Cheers, JD
 

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lefty2446 said:
ColinW and I regularly brew 40L batches and split the results. :super:

This regeime, although we have brewed some fine beers, seems limiting. we would like to step up our batch size to 100L, so we both end up with 50L in a fermenter. (Enough for 2 kegs each and some tallies).

I have had a thought of using a stainless dishwasher inner liner, heated with my existing 4 ring gas burner or 4.8kW electric element on a dedicated GPO.

Adrian + Colin :beer:
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catering equipment suppliers sell stock pots up to 150l in aluminium and stainless. Might be a bit pricey but could be worth a look as many of them have second hand sections.

Cheers
Dave
 

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lefty2446 said:
Ross said:
Well, this one's 90L (solid copper), so getting there - It's been cleaned & polished now, so i'll have to take a new pic... :D

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Ross, is that a large copper stockpot? looks like it has handles. Where did you find it?

Adrian
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Adrian,

Scored a couple of them (70L & 90L) from a scrap yard in UK about 15 years ago - Victorian stockpots - with brass handles & tap...
 

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