Large Ferments 100+ Litres

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Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby noname4670 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:58 pm

I was thinking of upping my fermenter size and was wondering if anyone had considdered using one of these http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_pro ... 30383.aspx as a fermenter they are at bunnings for $75 and cheaper than anything from the BHBS (bloody home brew shop) thoughts on suitability ??? they are also cheaper that the 100Litre rainwater tank by $20 as well

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Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby sconly » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:15 pm

The link is not working mate
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby QLD.Andy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:22 pm

Working for me:
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Maze 120L Water Storage Trolley

$75.00

120 litre storage capacity
Solid wheels and handle
Includes threaded valve tap
Pre-drilled tap and diverter holes

Edit to add: Thats going to take you a year to run that through an air still :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby crozdog » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:26 pm

they are HDPE, so no prob there.

these 100l jobs are only $69!! can't wheel em around but.... :)) http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_pro ... name--Maze
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby noname4670 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:29 pm

here is the recipe i will be using let me know if i have it correct guys i will be using the TPW

20kg sugar
400 grams yeast
5x 1/4 tspoons citric acid
1kg leggos tomato paste

40L hot water
60L cold water

and if i am correct it should give me around about 20L of spirit at 40%
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby noname4670 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:38 pm

QLD.Andy wrote:Working for me:
Image

Maze 120L Water Storage Trolley

$75.00

120 litre storage capacity
Solid wheels and handle
Includes threaded valve tap
Pre-drilled tap and diverter holes

Edit to add: Thats going to take you a year to run that through an air still :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

@qld,Andy ok dude you can stop rolling on the floore with laughter by my calculations it will take me aprox 50 hours to process a wash that size
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby dogbreath vodka » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:08 pm

I bought one of these as a water reservoir for cooling water.
http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_pro ... 100&page=1

Mine didn't have the water tap.

$89 for 300ltrs
I'm sure you could fit a few ferments in that. :D :D :D

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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Dominator » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:54 pm

Jokes aside, being HDPE any of those will be fine.
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Sam. » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:34 pm

noname4670 wrote:here is the recipe i will be using let me know if i have it correct guys i will be using the TPW

20kg sugar
400 grams yeast
5x 1/4 tspoons citric acid
1kg leggos tomato paste

40L hot water
60L cold water

and if i am correct it should give me around about 20L of spirit at 40%


You won't need that much yeast. 100g should be more than enough :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Lambsy42 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:46 pm

I think you could up the sugar level a little bit but as you are doing a larger ferment yeast health becomes important.
If possible add 0.2gms of DAP per litre when starting the ferment then after 2 days add another 0.2gms per litre this is a yeast nutrient that is better than tomato paste and available from winemaking suppliers or homebrew shops.
I did a 120 litre ferment with 27kgs of raw sugar.
The starting temp should be around 20-30 degrees using your mix of hot and cold water,
I always use raw sugar now which i find gives a smoother spirit, never white sugar which i find leaves an aftertaste
Hope that helps o:-)
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby warramungas » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:10 am

noname4670 wrote:@qld,Andy ok dude you can stop rolling on the floore with laughter by my calculations it will take me aprox 50 hours to process a wash that size


That's a long coupla days mate! Or 4 x 12 hour days! Hope ya got plenty of Netflix on the tablet to keep ya from getting bored. :))
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby coffe addict » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:07 am

Gumtree olive drums 220L, usually around $20 and a day or so of cleaning.
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Banhammer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:02 am

Can vouch for the olive drums there's plenty on Gumtree for 20 bucks, I've bought a couple for when I build a bigger still
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Adrnlnrush » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:30 pm

Sorry to hijack can you use a 200l drum but only do a 100l sugar wash? Do you need to use a bigger airlock or the normal ones will do?
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Professor Green » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:50 pm

That will be fine mate, you'll just end up with a deeper layer of CO2 sitting on top of the wash.
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby bluc » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:56 pm

Normal airlocks work leave lid loose first night :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Plumby » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:20 pm

In my 220 litre fermenter I drilled a hole in the lid, fitted the rubber grommet from a 30 litre fermenter lid and standard s trap air lock. One day into a rum ferment I had to refill the air lock 3 times after that I took the air lock out, put some silicone hose in the grommet and put the other end in a empty 2 litre bottle with 2 holes drilled in the lid. One hole for the hose the other to let the co2 out. Works a treat and even during summer I don't have to refill the water.
Hope this helps, id add some photos but its dark now and my camera phone's flash is broken, if I get a chance I can take some tomorrow if you would like.
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Adrnlnrush » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:54 am

Thanks plumpy if you get a chance to take a pic that would be awesome
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