From the HBD Archive
From: Buz Owen <ado@BBN.COM>
Subject: Re: Large batches and cooling
Date: 1989-11-16 19:54:28 GMT

In HOMEBREW Digest #304, Henry (H.W.) Troup <HWT@BNR.CA> writes:

> I couldn't move the batch! 45 litres x 1.060 = 47.7kg + container
> -- for non-metric people, 105 lbs.
> ....
> This still wouldn't help me to get it from the warm kitchen to the
> cool basement, though.

You could syphon the wort down to the basement, cooling it at the same time.
The only problem I can see with this is that the tubing will be heavy when
filled with wort. Common sense suggests using a single long piece of tubing
well secured at the upper end. Syphon enough water to fill the entire length,
for a few minutes, to make sure nothing will pull loose when syphoning the

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