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Hi - I'm currently speccing my dash order and realised as I'm starting to make rum, that the volumes of liquid I need to support quickly escalates! Currently I've been using a 25L boiler in the out house, but doing the 25L ferments in my house (where it's warmer - I live in UK where it's cold 10 months of the year!) Not sure if I can afford the 120L pot belly yet (but it will be the 100L milk can otherwise), I'll be making nearly 5 times the volume I do currently - then repeating it for multi-generational rum fermentation.
Currently I lift the fermenter onto a table and siphon 23L (ish) into my boiler (which I've brought into the house) then carry the boiler with wash into the out-house for distilling. When I go to 100L+ washes, clearly lifting a fermenter onto a table isn't practical, nor is carrying a filled boiler from one building to the other. It seems to me that either I have to fit new windows/doors to the out-house and properly insulate, so that I'm able to ferment outside or I'm stuck with many short siphon / shuttle runs from house to out-house. Sounds a bit crap. Am I missing something?
Is there a product where I can siphon and pump to the boiler in one go? I've seen the conical fermenters, but I don't think that will work for multi-generations of rum, so I seem to be stuck with siphoning these larger volumes. I'd appreciate any advice please.