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Re: Show Your Barrels

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:26 pm
by Chocko6969
Hi all,

I've done this with my little 30lt kegs I picked up, boily mate has done another great job! Made them modular to stack on top for storage of low wines and/or hearts. I've got some wheels to bolt on the bottom yet just for convenience. Also, I made the top 4" ferrule so if I want or need later I can modify a bit and use them as a boiler.

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What's the best way for storing low wines for a spirit run, and does it make any difference? I could store 30ltrs at under 40% ready for spirit run, or 30ltrs of approx ABV90%.

Cheers,
Chocko

Re: Show Your Barrels

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:13 pm
by RC Al
No real reason not to store at 90+ abv other than a safety factor in event of a fire, ss kegs are much safer than glass.....

If left open to the atmosphere, then you would loose more product over time at higher abv

Re: Show Your Barrels

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:17 pm
by bluc
+1 I reakon for 90+% a air lock would be good so they can't build pressure in a fire and explode :twisted:

Re: Show Your Barrels

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:22 pm
by Chocko6969
bluc wrote:+1 I reakon for 90+% a air lock would be good so they can't build pressure in a fire and explode :twisted:


Yes that's what concerns me a bit too, maybe a pressure relief valve like this?

https://www.kegland.com.au/cornelius-type-pressure-relief-valve-prv-for-keg-lids-or-mk4-regulator-red-35psi-2-5bar.html

Chocko

Re: Show Your Barrels

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:12 pm
by bluc
Yes you can get one on a 2" triclamp setup also :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Re: Show Your Barrels

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:53 pm
by Chocko6969
bluc wrote:Yes you can get one on a 2" triclamp setup also :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Used your advice and ended up getting these rather than stuff around installing my own, I needed the plain end caps I had for my Gin head project anyway so for the money it was a no-brainer.

Chocko

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Re: Show Your Barrels

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:06 pm
by EziTasting
That’s looking like a tidy set-up now!
Well done.

Re: Show Your Barrels

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:59 pm
by fizzix
EziTasting wrote:That’s looking like a tidy set-up now!
Well done.

Agreed!