Stripping in the Freezer

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Re: Stripping in the Freezer

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Mash wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 7:59 am

If you have room for 2 washes, it saves you 2 strip runs in a T500
Not sure if 2 will fit it's only a small freezer...but I've thought it through..I'll do one and store it in a corny that I have until the 2nd is finished.

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Yup, once its been through keep it topped up like wine.

That will also help with preheat. There is a significant increase to "heat up" time when you are starting a 2-3c instead of 15-20c
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Thinking about it, corny is a cracking good idea. Volume is about right and gas the top at say 10 psi.

Thanks. Might try that. I leave mine in the freezer until required. Even if it carbonated I won't matter.

Could even tap it.
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Icefever wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 8:11 am


.I'll do one and store it in a corny that I have until the 2nd is finished.
By that I mean store the low wines from the bucket in the corny....then add the 2nd bucket after a thraw into the still....are you on about running the first strip and store that???

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Nope. Thinking same as you.
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Storing low wines - regardless on HOW you strip them - is sensible.
You can store sub-30% in plastic (more realistically HDPE) but if you have access to a stainless keg of whatever size you can find, it is even better.

I tend to ferment in 100 litre batches. So for the gear that I have I need to strip two fermentation's to get enough to charge my cask boiler for a spirit run. I have a few stainless kegs that I use as storage containers, however, many folks store low wines in spare fermenters or food grade plastic buckets.
These are good. https://buybuckets.co.uk/product/25l-wh ... s-and-lid/

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That is a chunky looking bucket, and seems to have the 'clicky' handles.
My own prefernce for storage is glass DJ's, which are certainly easier to lift.

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That's a good site Myles. Thanks.

I use 25l hdpe 'jerry can' style cans. You can reduce the head space by tipping it back & squeezing the sides.
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