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Redneck 1.5bbl brewery
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    how has this died? keep going..... if you used electric, you may not have to replace the drums as often. especially if you used a few hot water heater elements. We have a wood burning furnace at my house which we use to pre-heat the water going into the hot water heater. other hot water is pumped into a radiator in the duct work that heats the house in the winter. with a bit of plumbing work you could do something like this. and you might even use coal to fire it. the boil of course would have to be done with something else. but you can get it up to about 190F out of the furnace.
  • jlwjlw
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    A brewer friend of mine uses two hot water tank elements to do his brewing. Now he is doing 5 gallon batches so you might need more elements if you wanted to go electric.
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    jlw said:

    A brewer friend of mine uses two hot water tank elements to do his brewing. Now he is doing 5 gallon batches so you might need more elements if you wanted to go electric.



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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    not so much in the element... but in the electricity.
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    of course cutting and splitting wood isnt cheap either.
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    of course cutting and splitting wood isnt cheap either.



    correction- its free if you do it yourself. but costs labor.
  • JerryJerry
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    of course cutting and splitting wood isnt cheap either.



    correction- its free if you do it yourself. but costs labor.

    My time was once worth very little. I was valuing it at about 30cents an hour, but now that I have a job I'm placing it at about $6.47/hr, so electric is looking more and more appealing. Though propane is still an option....

    I do like fire.... and I've never electrocuted my self with propane, which is a plus.

    Also I need to cut and spit wood for heat next year, so any brewing would add to the amount of this I would need to do. I don't really want to do any, so that would be sucky.
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  • JerryJerry
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    how has this died?



    Oh, it's far from dead, I'm just drinking too much PBR to keep it going, I'll get something done at some point.... just not right now.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    If you finished this project...... you wouldn't have to drink PBR........
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • JerryJerry
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    ceannt said:

    If you finished this project...... you wouldn't have to drink PBR........



    PBR clone!!!! Should be an inexpensive grain and hop bill for 1.5bbl's too.
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  • jlwjlw
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    ceannt said:

    If you finished this project...... you wouldn't have to drink PBR........



    PBR clone!!!! Should be an inexpensive grain and hop bill for 1.5bbl's too.


    Sadly, PBR is now the choice of hipsters everywhere. They put a lime in it.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,498
    jlw said:

    ceannt said:

    If you finished this project...... you wouldn't have to drink PBR........



    PBR clone!!!! Should be an inexpensive grain and hop bill for 1.5bbl's too.


    Sadly, PBR is now the choice of hipsters everywhere. They put a lime in it.


    What is the world coming to........
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
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  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,498
    wow...... just wow.....
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,892
    jlw said:

    ceannt said:

    If you finished this project...... you wouldn't have to drink PBR........



    PBR clone!!!! Should be an inexpensive grain and hop bill for 1.5bbl's too.


    Sadly, PBR is now the choice of hipsters everywhere. They put a lime in it.


    eewww.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,892

    ceannt said:

    If you finished this project...... you wouldn't have to drink PBR........



    PBR clone!!!! Should be an inexpensive grain and hop bill for 1.5bbl's too.


    40% corn and dip some blue ribbons in it with the hops.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 75,531
    jlw said:

    ceannt said:

    If you finished this project...... you wouldn't have to drink PBR........



    PBR clone!!!! Should be an inexpensive grain and hop bill for 1.5bbl's too.


    Sadly, PBR is now the choice of hipsters everywhere. They put a lime in it.


    piff, that's so two thousand and late! PBR isn't ironic anymore, real hipsters reach for; Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Narragansett, Genissee, Zema, Smirnoff Ice, Key Stone, or better yet: something you've never heard of. It's mostly tools who drink PBR now.... For the price range it is one of the better beers in my book.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,892

    It's mostly tools who drink PBR now.... For the price range it is one of the better beers in my book.



    :-?
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    :-B
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    tool.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    I've been enjoying the build. Any closer to a heat source? What about a pile of bricks or cinder blocks to set the barrel on? Could you stuff wood under that? You would even use something like tire rims if you have a good supply of tires for heat source, maybe just remove the rims first, stack a few and place the barrels on them, stuff wood in between.
  • djsethalldjsethall
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    $1.65 for a beer? My beer costs about $0.15 a pint. How do I sell them to hipsters for $1
  • themonstermasherthemonstermasher
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    So... Did this get forgotten or did this guy die?

    C_BJerry
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 75,531

    So... Did this get forgotten or did this guy die?



    HA! Thanks for digging this up. I was thinking about the burner again last night. I've now got a cheap welder which really opens up some possibilities.
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