Chapman Thermobarrel

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  1. Jan 11, 2017 #1

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    Hmmmm. Seems a hell of a lot to pay for something that can't be used for anything other than mashing grain!

    Personally I'm happy with my home-made Mash Tun and separate Boiler but if I was considering spending that amount of money I would be looking at adding something to it and going for a Grainfather or Braumeister. :thumb:
     
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    That looks well built. You can buy thermo pots in the UK but i went off the idea when i found out about recirculating systems as you cant step mash very easily. https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/insulated-thermos-pots.html

    Correction. There is a port for recirculating on the chapman barrel but you would have to be able to heat the pot.
     
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    buy a thermopot from the ebay.fr seller of them, email for a price catering-portal.bergland@msg.afterbuy.de

    10 US gallons id only 37litres, i use a couple of 80l thermopots, which cost circa ��£100 each..

    fitting a bottom drain is easy with the right tools, a 20mm qmax punch for neat drain hole, an angle grinder to chop down SS fittings, and a belt sander to grind down the last few mm of SS fittings.. ��£50 should buy the bits needed for a simple bottom drain. 1/2" skin fitting , 90 degree elbow, barrell nipple and valve..

    and a cut to size perforated SS false bottom should come in at less than ��£50 too though its been a while since i put mine together ..

    its an easy job the pita aspect is grinding down the fittings to fit within the base void.
     
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    Just ordered the 50l thermo pot
    93 Euros delivered to the UK
    All I need now is the tools for the bottom drain
    Anyone got a link to the perfect false bottom for this.
    Also any tools floating around on the forums here. I see other forums are sharing tools.
    Unfortunately the last user has gone underground.
    51mm starrett tct holesaw
    3, 6 and 11mm cobalt drill bits
    21mm qmax cutter

    Thx
     

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