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Copper clad conical
« on: October 17, 2010, 06:00:13 AM »


We took our standard fermenter at work and copper plated the outside. Gives my Pub room a bit of class!


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Re: Copper clad conical
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 06:18:12 AM »
Looks great.  Is it coated somehow?  Looks like a pain to polish.  Or are you going to let it get a patina?
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Re: Copper clad conical
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 06:24:47 AM »
Its actually copper plated. A light rub down with CLR every few months, or as needed.

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Re: Copper clad conical
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 07:19:05 AM »
Wow that looks cool. Did you get to watch the process? How the heck do you not get copper on the beer contact areas?
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Re: Copper clad conical
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2010, 07:28:54 AM »
The various holes are taped off or capped, then the entire conical was lowered in a tank of weak acid with electrodes attached. Chunks of solid copper are atteched to the other set of electrodes. Between the current and the acid, copper is moved from one the chunks to an even coating on the fermenter. Not sure if any more will be made, there are a couple glitches that need to be worked out first. But it does look nice, gives the pub an older look. Now to finish the kegerator and redo the walls and floor....

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Re: Copper clad conical
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 01:46:51 PM »
That looks great, I really like it.  Definitely a show piece.
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Re: Copper clad conical
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 12:05:59 AM »
That is a thing of beauty!
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Re: Copper clad conical
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 03:43:21 PM »
Wow, that looks stunning!!!!  How much did you invest for the Conical and then the plating? 
That would look great and in my walkin cooler.   

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Re: Copper clad conical
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 04:02:44 PM »
Check out http://www.brewhemoth.com  for basic information. The copper plating is an extra, would require emails to quote price.