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Title: odd equipment ideas
Post by: weithman5 on May 20, 2010, 01:30:41 pm
saw a few things in a garage sale recently that made say hmmm.

has anybody used one of the old big percolator coffee pots for brewing (beer)? i was thinking for heating mash, possibly boiling, etc for small batches.

thought about using the old fashioned electric roasters as well.

or old stainless steel sinks for open ferment?

i may have to experiment and get back to ya
Title: Re: odd equipment ideas
Post by: theDarkSide on May 20, 2010, 01:51:11 pm
How about a washing machine mash tun?  And when you need to lauder, you just hit the spin cycle. :)
Title: Re: odd equipment ideas
Post by: a10t2 on May 20, 2010, 01:52:35 pm
Not quite what you were asking, but I thought this is pretty neat: http://allaboutbeer.com/features/235coffee.html

I really like the washing machine idea, too.

edit: Apparently that no longer exists. Bummer. Here's something similar but not quite as thorough: http://www.menshealthliving.com/learn/Brew-Your-Own-Beer-in-5-Days.php
Title: Re: odd equipment ideas
Post by: weithman5 on May 20, 2010, 02:13:39 pm
CRAP, GOT RID OF OLD WASHER A FEW YEARS AGO, NICE STAINLESS TUB.  ACTUALLY THOUGHT OF CUTTING IT LENGTHWISE AND TURNING IT INTO A GRILL, OR THE OTHERWAY AND A FIRE PIT

ALSO WAITING FOR A NEIGHBOR TO TOSS A DISWASHER SO I CAN TURN THE RACKS IN TO A BOTTLE HOLDER.  THOUGH I AM GOING TO STOP BOTTLING.

Title: Re: odd equipment ideas
Post by: monk on May 20, 2010, 04:52:12 pm
saw a few things in a garage sale recently that made say hmmm.

has anybody used one of the old big percolator coffee pots for brewing (beer)? i was thinking for heating mash, possibly boiling, etc for small batches.


I've always thought this, too.  I might try it also.
Title: Re: odd equipment ideas
Post by: weithman5 on May 20, 2010, 09:15:04 pm


I've always thought this, too.  I might try it also.

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let me know if you go for it.  weekend garage sales are here so i am going to look for another opportunity
Title: Re: odd equipment ideas
Post by: narvin on May 20, 2010, 09:20:21 pm
Mash in the toilet, flush to sparge?
Title: Re: odd equipment ideas
Post by: dzlater on May 21, 2010, 05:01:43 am
saw a few things in a garage sale recently that made say hmmm.

has anybody used one of the old big percolator coffee pots for brewing (beer)? i was thinking for heating mash, possibly boiling, etc for small batches.

thought about using the old fashioned electric roasters as well.

or old stainless steel sinks for open ferment?

i may have to experiment and get back to ya

I have had all of these ideas too.
What's that saying "great minds think alike"
Title: Re: odd equipment ideas
Post by: weithman5 on May 21, 2010, 06:57:07 am
Mash in the toilet, flush to sparge?

my wife has wanted me to remodel bathroom.  put the old toilet up on the work bench,  water supply line.  kettle below......