ebay blue mango barrels

The forum for discussing all kinds of brewing paraphernalia.
Post Reply
goodolpete
Steady Drinker
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:56 am
Location: Milton Keynes

ebay blue mango barrels

Post by goodolpete » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:21 pm

If you search ebay for
Plastic Blue Barrel Screw Lids Holds 50 Ltrs
you get 50 litre mango barrels for six quid
plus five postage. Are these any use for
boilers?

bigdave

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by bigdave » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:30 pm

I'm using one as a boiler, one as a fermenter and a 30l one as a mash tun... my brewery's name is 'blue barrel' lol

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=67684&start=15

goodolpete
Steady Drinker
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:56 am
Location: Milton Keynes

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by goodolpete » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:04 pm

Do you happen to have any photos please?

bigdave

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by bigdave » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:34 pm

Of the boiler?.. I'll pop out to the garage and take a couple.

Fil
Telling imaginary friend stories
Posts: 5232
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:49 pm
Location: Cowley, Oxford

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by Fil » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:48 pm

meanwhile here is a snap or 2 of mine..

ive recently bought a few more blue barrels from the ebay supplier for grain storage too u can just about squeeze 25kg of crushed malt in one with a lil tamping down to get the last kilo or 2 in ..

Image
Image
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

sbond10
Falling off the Barstool
Posts: 3002
Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 6:42 pm
Location: Warrington England usually drunk or being mithered by my 2yr old or wife

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by sbond10 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:25 am

How well does it work as an fv any problems cleaning or imparting off flavours ?

Fil
Telling imaginary friend stories
Posts: 5232
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:49 pm
Location: Cowley, Oxford

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by Fil » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:08 am

they do arrive stinky.. and take a combination of oxi cleans, bleaching, and a good natural airing to de whiff..
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

bigdave

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by bigdave » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:39 am

Fil wrote:they do arrive stinky.. and take a combination of oxi cleans, bleaching, and a good natural airing to de whiff..
This is very true!! They take weeks to de-stink. lol.
Attachments
uploadfromtaptalk1426660726566.jpg
uploadfromtaptalk1426660716546.jpg
uploadfromtaptalk1426660700147.jpg

goodolpete
Steady Drinker
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:56 am
Location: Milton Keynes

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by goodolpete » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:48 am

Thanks for all your replies and photos.

gibbiem

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by gibbiem » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:02 am

Bigdave, sounds daft, but how did you attach the snap on box lid to the barrel? I've got the same barrel and been looking for some kind of protection like this cheers

bigdave

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by bigdave » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:47 pm

gibbiem wrote:Bigdave, sounds daft, but how did you attach the snap on box lid to the barrel? I've got the same barrel and been looking for some kind of protection like this cheers

I cut 2 holes in the lid the same size as the element holes in the boiler thenpoked the elements through and used the nuts that seal the elements to hold it all together.. hope these pics help:

Image
Image

gibbiem

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by gibbiem » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:11 pm

Got you, cheers. I use the cheap tesco kettle element so wouldn't be able to do it that way

gibbiem

Re: ebay blue mango barrels

Post by gibbiem » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:17 pm

Well knock me down with a rolled up copy of exchange and mart, it only bloody works!! Image

Post Reply