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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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Joycy » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:53 am

I've just got myself a 220 litre drum because it was cheaper than the hbs 60l drums. Just looking for advice on cleaning it thoroughly, I think I was told nappy san? It it the one with the full open lid so plenty of access.
Also, with the ingredients (TPW, FFV, etc) are they just multiplied from 50l washes to make a 200l wash?
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Re: Large Ferments 100+ Litres

Postby Plumby » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:02 pm

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Finally got around to taking those pics.
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