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Old August 19th, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Default Homemade draw off tank Idea

Alright you all know that I have the half pint that wont have me boiling on it again, so I was thinking, you guys say that the preheater/warming pan isnt helping for achieving boil because it just condensates back into the pan. So I might use it as a draw off tank. I can build a stand for it in no time, and it has the out let valves and everything on it already. So should I give it a go?
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sounds like it will work good.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 10:32 PM
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Only issue I can think of is if it would hold enough to be "a batch" for you. If you end up pouring it into a larger pail or pan a couple of times than you'd be better off using the larger pan in the first place.
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Well, I planned on (if i use this) using it as a drawoff tank on a stand, with pre filter on top to catch alittle gunk. Then once I have a good few gallons in it, drain some out and into pail, then into the 16x16 canner filter tank. then heat check density and bottle.
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Great plan Yes use a flat filter in the tray and filter as you go. With gravity filters time is your friend. Draw of filter into the pan and when its full transfer to the bottler heat and bottle.
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I am going to use a step saver then into finisher then through my new filter press into the canner.
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