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No Chill Containers

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by WoopWoopYank, 22/6/17.

 

  1. WoopWoopYank

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    Posted 22/6/17
    Do I need to purchase spigots at an additional cost of US$3 and some change for each? The cans are $10 apiece and very similar to your own from what few pics I have seen. Hard to find here for whatever reason.
     
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    Posted 22/6/17
    You only need taps if you plan on pouring them out that way.
    I just take off the cap and pour into my fermenter.

    If you dont want to go for taps, do yourself a favour and try to find cubes without the bung hole drilled, one less place to clean.

    For no chill containers, you simply need something that is HDPE, air tight and the right size (remember that the hot wort will deform the container a bit, and you can usually get an extra 15% or so in.)
     
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    Posted 22/6/17
    I use HDPE jerry cans that the local brew shop sells.

    http://www.brewmart.com.au/brewmart...42420&QOH=7&CATID=272&CLN=1&keywords=no chill

    I dont use a tap, I just tip it into the fermenter through a hop spider to help filter out as much trub and cube hops as possible.

    It is a little tricky to tip up though as it is quite heavy when its full and quite slippery. It would probably be easier to drain it from a tap.
     
  4. Mardoo

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    Posted 22/6/17
    Unless you're planning on fermenting in them as well, in which case you'll need a tap. And a blowoff tube.
     
  5. Dae Tripper

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    Posted 22/6/17
    These things are a godsend! Best sub $10 buy ever! Aerate and pour... CLEANLY! ret5356_tap_in_cap (1).jpg
     
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    Posted 22/6/17
    What will they think of next? Bloody marvellous that is. Wonder if it would fit on my jerry can style cube?
     
  7. WoopWoopYank

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    Posted 22/6/17
    The site has something very similar looking only the description is rather vague. Might just get 4 and the tap that resembles what you posted, at least for now.
    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Posted 22/6/17
    Should fit a jerry too if it uses the same caps. The spout can be moved independently so will work will with a jerry.
    Find your local Plasdene as Keg King are out of stock.
     
  9. Matplat

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    Posted 23/6/17
    Yep I use one on my jerry can... They're also available from swimart (and possibly other pool shops) as they're used to empty cubes of chlorine into pools.
     
  10. Batz

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    Posted 23/6/17
    These are great, I've been use one for years. Also available at A.G. supplies and pool shops.
     
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    Posted 23/6/17
    I just recently bought one of these cube-tap-lids, and it is such an improvement for pouring a full cube into a fermenter
     
  12. WoopWoopYank

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    Posted 23/6/17
    Have a pool store within a mile. Will check it out.
    We went through a month of drought in May and now it won't stop raining from gulf hurricane. Rednecks and hooker's are washing up.
    Pool shop should likely offer a kit to check ph levels.
     
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    Posted 23/6/17
    good thing you have a government that is so concerned about climate change and the environment, he might get on that if ever builds that wall before he gets impeached.. wait is this the continuing rant thread? but yeah im sick of wiping down my fermenter with sanitiser after a sloppy decant, i might get one too.
     
  14. WoopWoopYank

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    Posted 23/6/17
    I'm still waiting on a reasonable explanation as to why Hitler fought the Brits in N.Africa.

    I'm not full on no-chill but I think it will work well once I get it all gathered up.
     
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    Dont know much about geopolitical history either but i think it was about supply routes. North Africa is just a stones throw across the Mediterranean to Europe. or maybe he was searching for ancient Egyptian artifacts to create some sort of undead army.
     
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    Posted 24/6/17
    Can I join the conversation without adding a witty political quip?
    I have 20 litre cubes at work with truckwash, I think with a good rinse they should be ok.
    What say you?!
     
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    Hi BrockHops,would be tempting to use cost wise-the main problem I could see is fully cleaning/removal of the truck wash from the cubes.Would hate to have to tip batches onto the garden for the sake of saving a couple of dollars/having beer tainted by whatever was in cube before hand.My limited understanding of plastics + chemicals is the cube can absorb parts of what it contains.My 2c's worth,Rob.
     
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    Posted 25/6/17
    What he said

    For the cost of a new, untainted cube, I'd just be buying new (or at least limiting my reuse options to something which had food in it)
     
  19. BrockHops

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    Posted 25/6/17
    Thanks guys,
    Bunnings it is!
    Does anyone know about any food that is supplied in cubes?
    I know a few chefs and could pick them up cheep!
     
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    Posted 25/6/17
    Vinegar Cubes?
     
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