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Thread: Recomendations for spent grain removal bins?

  1. #1
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    Recomendations for spent grain removal bins?

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend suppliers of bins for spent grain removal?

    We're using basic rubber bins which are smaller then the 19 inch chute we have on the mash which causes quite abit more mess on the floor than i'd like during spent grain removal.

    Thanks

    Dave Woodward
    Tofino Brewing Co.

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    Spent Grain

    We use an old screw auger to move the grain into a trailer and it gets hauled off to the cows. The auger is just a screw elevator with a hopper on the inlet big enough to dump the mash into. The other end dumps into a trailer. (or bin)
    The auger is about 10" in diameter but a smaller one would work.

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    Dump hoppers work well, can be moved around with a pallet jack or forklift. McMaster-Carr sells them. www.mcmaster.com
    Linus Hall
    Yazoo Brewing
    Nashville, TN
    [url]www.yazoobrew.com[/url]

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    Hey Dave-

    We use fish totes which we forklift under the outlet of the mash tun. Plastic ones are ubiquitous around here, but our favorite are aluminum. They're tough to come by though. They stand up better to rough treatment and the cold.
    Clarke Pelz
    North Star Brewing

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    Here's another site that sells dump hoppers as well. We got ours from here and have had no issues.
    http://www.storquip.com/
    Cheers,
    Brian
    Bold City Brewery

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    Bulk totes are what we use. They hold plenty of lbs and two fit perfectly on the back of the farmers pickup truck.

    Like these...
    http://www.gilmorekramer.com/more_in...ift_bins.shtml
    Joel Halbleib
    CBO "Chief Brewing Officer" / Zymurgist
    Bluegrass Brewing Co
    636 East Main St
    Louisville, KY
    www.bluegrassbrewing.com

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    Hiya Dave,
    I have found some very durable 40-50 gallon, plastic drums from my local car wash. They get wash detergent in them. I cut off the top with a sawz-all and rinse the living hell out of 'em.
    Work great, stand up to abuse in the brewery and the farm. Load them on a pallet and use the pallet jack to fill them at the mash tun.

    Prost!
    dave
    Glacier Brewing Company
    406-883-2595
    glacierbrewing@bresnan.net

    "who said what now?"

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    We use 1 cubic yard dumpsters on wheels. They are the perfect height for our mash tun, easy to roll around and we load them on a trailer with a forklift. Our farmer has a bobcat with an attachment that lets him pick them from the fork pockets and flip them 180 degrees for dumping.
    Paul Thomas
    Brewer
    Sockeye Brewing
    www.sockeyebrew.com

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    Tuff tubs.....

    http://tufftubs.com/htdocs/plinoval.htm

    We use the 180 gal size. put it on a pallet under grain out shoot, our farmer then can load them in his truck with our fork lift.

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