Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boilers

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Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boilers

Postby DVW70 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:00 pm

30 gallon pot, with bottom suitable for induction heating, its heavy enough for propane. I went with 30 gallons because at 25 gallons it leaves plenty of headroom. The top is water jet cut to my spec, 3/16" 304 SS with 2-4" triclamp ferrules, (one for the column still and the other for a flavor head - or one for the column still and a hand hole) 2" fill port, a 1/2 threaded port for relief valve and the pot/boiler has a 2" drain in the bottom and a 1/2" port for thermometer.

The cover is also the perfect diameter for my proposed 55 gallon drums boilers/fermenter micro process.

Total investment - $700.00

The mash paddle is the one I built from advice here. I made the long threaded rod assembly to work on my 10 gallon concept and then lowered for the 30 gallon. With the use recomended mashing process I never have stuck mashes now even at 3.5lb/gal and with the water cooled motor it hums all day. The conversion with a little more time and some protective elements to give a 24 hour rest and cooling period has provided the right amount of pace for fun.

The column build starts this week.
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Re: Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boilers

Postby DVW70 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:03 pm

Mash paddle
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Re: Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boilers

Postby Bushman » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:08 pm

Looks nice, I like parts that can serve multiple purposes. One picture showed your car license plate so I deleted the post. If you want to retake the picture, feel free just didn't want anything identifiable.
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Re: Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boilers

Postby DVW70 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:57 pm

Pot and top
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Re: Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boilers

Postby shadylane » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:17 pm

DVW70 wrote:Pot and top

Keep the pic's coming :thumbup:
Info on "Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boiler" is right down my alley :lol:
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Re: Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boilers

Postby Truckinbutch » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:19 pm

Looks like the right track to me :thumbup:
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Re: Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boilers

Postby DVW70 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:32 pm

Just finished the Column design. 4" diameter perforated plates. Interested in the capability of a 2nd plate take off to refine in one pass rather than two.
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Re: Multipurpose masher, fermenter, boilers

Postby nuntius01 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:48 pm

way to cool. cant wait to see operation pics
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post your still pics here
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