Storage in stainless

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Storage in stainless

Postby ScoobieSnack » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:53 pm

Hey,
I'm just curious, why stainless over glass for storage?
What type of stainless vessel and where would you get one?
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Re: Storage in stainless

Postby Sam. » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:10 pm

Nothing wrong with glass for storage. It's what the majority of people here use :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Storage in stainless

Postby The Stig » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:36 pm

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Re: Storage in stainless

Postby ScoobieSnack » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:43 pm

It'll take some time for the wisdom to come.

Thanks Stig for the link :)
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Re: Storage in stainless

Postby Buzz » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:00 am

ScoobieSnack wrote:I'm just curious, why stainless over glass for storage?


Across the wine, beer and spirits industries stainless steel tanks are the overwhelming choice for storage of product as it provides a controlled temperature environment. Wine and spirits can also be stored by the commercial players in oak barrels at a greater expense than storage in stainless tanks. All three industries do store their product in glass but usually only wine and spirits are kept for a short time in storage. All three makers store their product in glass for distribution and sale.
With the big players it all comes down to manufacturing cost and market price.
With the hobbyist it is more about need I.e. size of storage vessel, whats available and suitable for storage and cost.
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Re: Storage in stainless

Postby wynnum1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:19 am

Glass will injure if you have an accident and if large can be severe .
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Re: Storage in stainless

Postby woodduck » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:32 pm

The big blokes would use stainless because it is stronger and safer. Could you imagine running into a 1000ltr glass jar full of whiskey with a forklift?

Nothing wrong with glass mate. I like it as I can see how much it's colouring up :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Storage in stainless

Postby The Stig » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:36 pm

I just got fed up with having 5lt demi's laying around so looked for a larger vessel

woodduck wrote: I like it as I can see how much it's colouring up :handgestures-thumbupleft:

I can see how much its colouring up by drawing a little out and I get to taste it at the same time :obscene-birdiedoublered:
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Re: Storage in stainless

Postby woodduck » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:41 pm

Good call :laughing-rolling:

I have to do that with my barrel from time to time so I don't miss out too much :teasing-neener: :laughing-rolling:
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