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Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby nibber » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:25 pm

I have made a decision to get rid of my old shed which is falling apart, and have a brand new bespoke one built to brew in. I am going to have the roof reinforced as I want to include a small electric hoist for removing my 50 litre malt pipe. Anyone have a small electric hoist they use that they can recommend?
Also anyone know how much the malt pipe weighs with a full grain bill?
Have never actually got round to weigh mine but know it is a PIA to pull out on your own :x :beerbang:
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby chastuck » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:34 pm

With 13kg of grain you're probably looking at 25kg. I use a simple, and cheaper, engine hoist to lift mine. The advantage being that you can simply wheel the malt tube out of the way when lifted. I use a large plant pot saucer under mine to catch the drips and also to rest the malt tube on when it is lowered to the ground. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2815&p=26367&hilit=engine+hoist#p26358
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby mashy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:46 pm

Been here before - I seem to recall you can get a sweet compound pulley, and mount it on a simple track.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cable-Pulley ... rk:55:pf:0

For the short distance it will travel I thought of mounting it on 3/4 stainless steel tube, with another pully and swivel (think towel rail) bolted tot he ceiling.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metal-Single ... :rk:2:pf:0

This is not a big lift. I beam is not required LOL.
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby tsgreen » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:50 pm

It is a little over kill, but was inexpensive. Hufcor track and $80 electric winch. Wouldn't do it any other way now though.
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby mashy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:02 pm

I have just looked at these. They might be overkill, but they are no money really, and take up no floorspace..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200-KG-Elect ... rk:22:pf:0
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby nibber » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:41 pm

tsgreen wrote:It is a little over kill, but was inexpensive. Hufcor track and $80 electric winch. Wouldn't do it any other way now though.


Yup I have found this and it's cheaper than an engine hoist :beer:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-264 ... tric+hoist
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby IPA » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:59 pm

Mine is the same as tsgreen except that it is on a swinging arm
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby tsgreen » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:35 pm

Like that!! ^^^ Many good ideas to pick from! :beerbang:
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby mashy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:16 pm

Better still. Why not have a longer lifting handle made, that attaches to the lower studs. This way the malt tube could rotate and empty straight into the barrow!
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby IPA » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:53 am

mashy wrote:Better still. Why not have a longer lifting handle made, that attaches to the lower studs. This way the malt tube could rotate and empty straight into the barrow!


It does do exactly that attached to the top studs All I need now is a remote controlled tipping barrow to transport the spent wort to the compost heap !
This is a very old photo of my brewery.
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby mashy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:58 am

LOL. I bet a fully automatic brewery doesn't do that!
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby nibber » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:24 am

Thanks for all the info guys,
I cannot believe how cheap the electric winches are!
They would have been silly money a few years ago. :drink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby mashy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:35 pm

I purchased a 1/2 ton block and tackle last year ................. WHY !!!
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby tsgreen » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:09 pm

I also added adjustable rope clips to tip malt pipe.
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Re: Electric winch for 50 Litre

Unread postby mashy » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:17 pm

Nice. Easier than welding up a separate lift arm
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