Oil Heated Pot

Any hardware used for mashing, fermenting or aging.

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Oil Heated Pot

Post by Andrew_90 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:58 pm

My ultimate goal is to make Whisky. I have been casting my eyes about for a suitable vessel for a mash tun.

Yesterday I happened on a used (needs external refurbishment) 100 liter Oil Heated Stainless Steel Commercial Cooker that I can get for free. Before I spend the money to hire a trailer and to drive 5 hours there and back this pot seems immanently suitable for a mash tun?

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Re: Oil Heated Pot

Post by NZChris » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:03 am

Go fetch.

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Re: Oil Heated Pot

Post by Andrew_90 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:40 am

Will do. Thanks.
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Re: Oil Heated Pot

Post by Chauncey » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:10 am

Yea get that
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Re: Oil Heated Pot

Post by jonnys_spirit » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:26 am

Got any pics?

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Re: Oil Heated Pot

Post by Demy » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:56 am

A photo would help but if you think it can be restored I think it's worth it. If it's done the way I think it should be great for our applications.

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Post by Corsaire » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:47 pm

So did you get it yet? Where are the pics?
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Re: Oil Heated Pot

Post by Durhommer » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:56 am

Pics I wanna see now too
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Re: Oil Heated Pot

Post by seabass » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:29 am

As long as the lid can be sealed somehow, that sounds awesome.

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Re: Oil Heated Pot

Post by NineInchNails » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:21 am

For just a mash tun, isn't a 55 gal food grade poly drum capable of maintaining mashing temps without additional heat to maintain temp? I thought the thermal mass of that volume would maintain mashing temp all by itself especially with simple insulation.

Now if your intent is to to be able to mash, ferment and distill in the same vessel then an oil heated pot would be ideal.

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Re: Oil Heated Pot

Post by seabass » Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:04 am

You're right. My brain completely ignored the mash tun part and replaced it with boiler. It'll work as a mash tun though.

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