11193Re: Steel 44 Gallon Boiler.
- Jun 1, 2004Rust does not carry over. There have been cast iron rum boilers and
wooden Coffey stills. Here is a SE Asian example - the fermenting is
done in clay pots and the distillation in 44gal drums:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "seaker350" <seaker350@y...>
> > > --- In email@example.com, "harisaki2004"still.
> > wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I want to use a steel 44 gal drum as a boiler for a large
> > > use several times for a stripping run.
> > >
> > > It is painted inside and the lid has an external rim clamp.
> > > I know it would be perfect in SS, but dont have one.
> > >
> > > Does anyone see any isses with the resulting distillate. In
> > > worst case senario, what would happen if you had a rusty drumas
> > > boiler?
> > >
> > > Hari.
> Murphy's law at it's finest. The true followers of the craft of
> making home made product work hours at cleaning and sanitizing
> equipment every time they produce a batch, whether making mash,be
> distilling, or before or cleaning up after each procedure. Yes,
> economical is good, but not thinking clearly can be deadly. All I
> ask is that if you read the previous posts, take a moment to think,
> and ask yourself, would this make a premium product? If you start
> cutting corners on the most basic premise of the craft, attention
> could be drawn to what is still an illegal procedure. This could
> bad. Think, Read, think, and read some more. Questions are good,
> but this is similar to "If I slit my wrists, will I have a
> headache?" Keep searching, and you will come up with the perfect
> solution. I wish you well.
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