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Barrel Thief Prototype

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Put together a thief to use around the distillery. After some use yesterday I can already see what improvements I need including making one with a bend in it for in-between the racks.

 

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Looks good, I like the knucks for a handle!! I was looking at doing something similar, What size pipe and will it fill a grad cylinder?

 

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The tip fits into a graduated cylinder and it is 3/8 I believe. I will confirm

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The image is blocked for me. I'd love to see what you've done.

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Oh my, that is lovely.

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3 hours ago, RobertS said:

Oh my, that is lovely.

Thanks Robert. We are going to make a few more once we get it refined a bit.

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Yeah, I get the cool factor of the copper ones, but I like the stainless vintner vault ones too.  

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that thief would be 3/4".

Nice work it looks excellent,

I have seen several plastic ones but this would last much longer.  My only concern would be that it will be very difficult to get really clean, you could fill it up and soak it in Citric, but I'm guessing it can't be scrubbed out.

Great tool for checking SG before a run i would think.

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You could use a shotgun cleaning kit to clean it.  I have cleaned condenser tubes that way.   

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20 hours ago, jeffw said:

Yeah, I get the cool factor of the copper ones, but I like the stainless vintner vault ones too.  

This was made with parts we had laying around. If I had stainless it would of been stainless. 

 

Also it is easy to clean.

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So, you had brass knuckles lying around?  

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On 1/21/2017 at 0:36 PM, dhdunbar said:

So, you had brass knuckles lying around?  

Doesn't everybody?

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Certainly would give new meaning to 'loaded'.

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On 1/23/2017 at 7:36 AM, bull said:

Doesn't everybody?

Doesn't this count as the TTB's "reasonable security"??? lol

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On 1/23/2017 at 7:49 AM, Silk City Distillers said:

I have an uncle who keeps a loaded shotgun in his office.  Double barrel thief?

I hopped in our tractor one day and went to move a lever that was more solid than expected... turns out our farm crew was keeping a shotgun in the cab in case they find lunch!

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