Stainless Steel Jug

Postby lari » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:43

hi,

I'm using a jug to vorlauf until wort runs clear and after braking a few glass jugs I decided to look for a stainless steel one. Couldn’t find anything that suited me and then I stumbled across this stainless steel utensil holder, attached ss handle and viola - 1.7ltr stainless steel jug - total cost: £3; time spent: 20min.
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Re: Stainless Steel Jug

Postby Ciderhead » Wed Jan 18, 2017 18:30

I use 5l plastic PP one I bought in a HBS

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Re: Stainless Steel Jug

Postby HTH1975 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 19:56

Sweet deal. Have you tried a pump to vorlauf? I got a 12v solar pump off eBay for about £12 and it works a treat... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301818219657

I just set it off once I start mashout and let it run till the wort is clear.

2016: 330L brewed (72 gallons, over 8 firkins)
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Drinking: store-bought beer as my bar is dry
Conditioning: choc-coffee oatmeal wheat stout, various ciders, cherry 'brett' brown ale, imperial Pilsner.
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Re: Stainless Steel Jug

Postby vacant » Wed Jan 18, 2017 20:11

Ciderhead wrote:I use 5l plastic PP one I bought in a HBS

They're ideal for shifting liquid quickly. I got mine a couple of years ago from here

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Re: Stainless Steel Jug

Postby lari » Wed Jan 18, 2017 21:54

HTH1975 wrote:Sweet deal. Have you tried a pump to vorlauf? I got a 12v solar pump off eBay for about £12 and it works a treat... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301818219657

I just set it off once I start mashout and let it run till the wort is clear.



i was thinking about a pump but decided on a simple electric 2-vessel gravity fed system.
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Re: Stainless Steel Jug

Postby HTH1975 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 01:21

I use gravity for draining off the mash tun to the boil kettle, as I like a slow sparge. I literally just use the pump to recirculate the wort in the mash tun to get a clear pre-boil wort.

2016: 330L brewed (72 gallons, over 8 firkins)
2017: 105L brewed
Drinking: store-bought beer as my bar is dry
Conditioning: choc-coffee oatmeal wheat stout, various ciders, cherry 'brett' brown ale, imperial Pilsner.
Fermenting: Bock (6.5%), IPA (5.5%), Pale Ale (4.5)
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Re: Stainless Steel Jug

Postby PhatFil » Thu Jan 19, 2017 14:43

fwiw i found 5l and 10l jugs sold for automotive radiator filling Not stainless however ;) cant recall the plastic used but i checked it for food safety and they are a-ok..
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