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  • JerryJerry
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    jlw said:

    ceannt said:

    Video would be nice too........



    Yes and should be submitted to some news source.


    That's still some time out. I wish a could take a few days off work and get some head way on this.
    But when I get moving on this I will tape it for YouTube, and repost it here... unless I die before uploading it, like in the filming of it... If that happens I really hope my wife takes care of the upload, but I don't think that would be her biggest concern, it's really too bad.
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  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,336

    jlw said:

    ceannt said:

    Video would be nice too........



    Yes and should be submitted to some news source.


    That's still some time out. I wish a could take a few days off work and get some head way on this.
    But when I get moving on this I will tape it for YouTube, and repost it here... unless I die before uploading it, like in the filming of it... If that happens I really hope my wife takes care of the upload, but I don't think that would be her biggest concern, it's really too bad.


    Leave instructions in your will. Dont chance it.

    Jerry
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,080
    just don't die in a "here Bubba, hold my beer and watch this" moment...... not worth the extra Red-neck points.....

    Jerry
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
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    ceannt said:

    just don't die in a "here Bubba, hold my beer and watch this" moment...... not worth the extra Red-neck points.....



    This feels like we have already broached the "hey ya'll watch this" moment.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,080
    jlw said:

    ceannt said:

    just don't die in a "here Bubba, hold my beer and watch this" moment...... not worth the extra Red-neck points.....



    This feels like we have already broached the "hey ya'll watch this" moment.


    Pretty much ...
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
    Posts: 1,053

    or use a gravity fed system!! set it up on top of an old junk car or something while you heat it... run a garden hose down from it. as long as the bottom of the one is below the top of the other you should be good. just open the valve. good to go. work smarter not harder. and gravity is free.



    to pure it into a fermenter the kettle would have to be 3 feet off the ground, so the mash tun would 6 feet, and the sparge tank would be 9 feet up (the bottom of it). That just doesn't seem smarter.


    U don't have a hillside? Maybe spread it all out a bit? Use existing structures? Seal it all up and use forced air to push it out? Like out of a tailpipe haha


    Jerry
  • JerryJerry
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    or use a gravity fed system!! set it up on top of an old junk car or something while you heat it... run a garden hose down from it. as long as the bottom of the one is below the top of the other you should be good. just open the valve. good to go. work smarter not harder. and gravity is free.



    to pure it into a fermenter the kettle would have to be 3 feet off the ground, so the mash tun would 6 feet, and the sparge tank would be 9 feet up (the bottom of it). That just doesn't seem smarter.


    U don't have a hillside? Maybe spread it all out a bit? Use existing structures? Seal it all up and use forced air to push it out? Like out of a tailpipe haha



    Now that's a good idea. The drums are already sealed so I just don't cut them. Even if I just do that with the sparge water that would save a lot of work.
    The hill idea would work, but I'd have to ferment down in the garden, or have the sparge tank in my bedroom.
    "Again?"
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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I wish I could see all you have. I can redneck rig about anything.
  • JerryJerry
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    I wish I could see all you have. I can redneck rig about anything.



    then why did you buy a grain mill?

    I was thinking about an air lift. that might work, it would just be really fucking slow.
    "Again?"
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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
    Posts: 1,053

    I wish I could see all you have. I can redneck rig about anything.



    then why did you buy a grain mill?

    I was thinking about an air lift. that might work, it would just be really fucking slow.


    I needed something quick. and I hadn't seen a regular grain mill... plus the one i got was worth the 100 bucks just for the time it would take to make and the ease of use. I'd have spent x in actual money and x in time and x in tweaking and pain. the grain mill seemed like something better to just bite the bullet on. if i had a machine shop.. .that would be a different story.

    I feel like if you start lifting these things you are creating some danger. use a shop vac to suck the air our or push the air in to create the pressure gradient. you could build a small lift out of wood like simple framed 2x4s and a screw or a skyjacker lift or just a huge lever of some sort. maybe a ratcheting mechanism.

    or build a frame. make the vessels rollable or use pipes to roll them on... then roll them onto the frame. lift the frame with some variation of a ratchet tie down or a come-a-long.
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
    Posts: 1,053
    or fabricate a skyjacker lift type of ratcheting mechanism into the frame for lifting.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,336
    I like the sealed hlt idea. Wouldnt work for the other vessels though.. well i gues you could try a sealed mlt but you need a good access point to add amd remove grain.
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  • JerryJerry
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    Lakewood said:

    I like the sealed hlt idea. Wouldnt work for the other vessels though.. well i gues you could try a sealed mlt but you need a good access point to add amd remove grain.


    not if I only use it once..... just toss it in the river when I'm done.

    Think I may have time to take a first cut at a drum this morning. This one may be for a smoker, but it's related skill building.

    I'm going to use a old POS skillsaw with an abrasive metal cutting blade.
    "Again?"
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  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,080
    Do you have an angle grinder?
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ceanntceannt
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    Might have a bit more control
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,082

    Lakewood said:

    I like the sealed hlt idea. Wouldnt work for the other vessels though.. well i gues you could try a sealed mlt but you need a good access point to add amd remove grain.


    not if I only use it once..... just toss it in the river when I'm done.

    Think I may have time to take a first cut at a drum this morning. This one may be for a smoker, but it's related skill building.

    I'm going to use a old POS skillsaw with an abrasive metal cutting blade.


    Please video tape this. Just in case things go wrong.
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  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,082
    Gorgeous freakin day here.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    Do you have an angle grinder?



    he does not.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,317
    ceannt said:

    Do you have an angle grinder?


    I wish



    Please video tape this. Just in case things go wrong.



    I should have, but things went well, Though I'm a little afraid I may burn my house down. When I finished the spark show I realized I was right next to a big pile of saw dust, I'll have to take a close look at that before I go to work.
    "Again?"
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  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    Is the pile of saw dust large enough that you could elevate the MT above the BK?
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    by the way this is absolutely one of my all time favorite threads.

    C_B
  • ceanntceannt
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    I want pictures

    C_B
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,082
    jlw said:

    by the way this is absolutely one of my all time favorite threads.



    As with Facebook, I want to 'like' this more than once.
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  • jlwjlw
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    The possibilities of what happens next are near endless.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,572
    jlw said:

    The possibilities of what happens next are near endless.



    and will inevitably involve chickens.

    Jerry
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B