55 gallon stainless steel barrel as boiler?

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55 gallon stainless steel barrel as boiler?

Postby Beerandsuds » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:37 pm

Anyone ever done this or seen one? Seems like a relatively inexpensive way to have a large boiler. If anyone has seen or done this, what did you do for a pot still head? Just make a normal one but use 6" pipe instead of 3"?
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Re: 55 gallon stainless steel barrel as boiler?

Postby acfixer69 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:15 pm

FYI better tie yourself to a commercial distillery the gate keeper will be here.... Think I here the keys jingling. :wave:

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Re: 55 gallon stainless steel barrel as boiler?

Postby Beerandsuds » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:35 pm

acfixer69 wrote:FYI better tie yourself to a commercial distillery the gate keeper will be here.... Think I here the keys jingling. :wave:

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Re: 55 gallon stainless steel barrel as boiler?

Postby toast860 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:53 pm

yea we are but when u talk of soemthing this size then most think u dont plan on just make home stock. but i think that would work. i dont know where u would find one but good luck
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Re: 55 gallon stainless steel barrel as boiler?

Postby Beerandsuds » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:09 pm

toast860 wrote:yea we are but when u talk of soemthing this size then most think u dont plan on just make home stock. but i think that would work. i dont know where u would find one but good luck



I'm building a 3" pot still right now to go on a 15.5 gallon sanke keg. That said I have alot of friends that I'd like to share with, so cooking that much would be fun. Also I'd rather make alot once than many times over. Just a fun thought to entertain while I try learn on my 3" pot still.
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Re: 55 gallon stainless steel barrel as boiler?

Postby Prairiepiss » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:10 pm

You obviously haven't done much research around here. :problem:
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