Hi. It has been years since I have posted here or in its predecessor.
I have a three vessel converted keg all grain system, home made, very crude and caveman-ish, but it works and fits in my basement. I use it to make 12-15 gallon batches.
I have constructed a large shop and the brewery is moving out of the basement to the shop, with unlimited space and height. Now is my chance to expand the brewery.
I have questionable well water supply so I use a water still. I recently bought a 220V still for the shop with a hundred gallon storage tank. Enough water for four kegs at a go, 60 gallon batches.
I have a large industrial gas fired tankless water heater that I hope to use for heating sparge water, so no more separate water tank.
Yesterday, I came across a scream of a deal. I found a pristine stainless steel 125 gallon upright milk tank for sale, for $250 Canadian OBO. I bought it on the spot, loaded it in my truck, and brought it home.
My intention is to use this for a mash tun.
The tank weighs around 150#. Four kegs of grain could add another 100# or more, and the left over moisture after sparging, maybe another 100# or more, brings the thing to around 400 to 500#.
How do I get it emptied and cleaned? I need some sort of a tippy dump. Does anyone have links or photos for a project like this, a tippy dump for a 125 gallon mash tun? Or maybe someone has some other ideas?
FYI, the tank is 38" in diameter, and sits up on legs that makes it 78" tall. Piping (1-1/2") comes out of the centre of the bottom of the tank, which will work perfect for a false bottom, but limits the height that I can shorten the legs by to maybe 12".
Can anyone offer any suggestions?