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Making brine

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Mike247, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Mike247

    Mike247 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Can someone explain how to make brine in a 50 gallon drum?
     
  2. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Yea, put a second 50 gallon drum next to it with a motor, pump and some lines connecting them. 23.5%

    or just make your kids/wife be a witch for Halloween and stir the 50 gallon mix for the next month.

    Check out Youtube for more specifics.

    Michael
     
  3. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Why do you have to be a dick? Why even take the time or energy to be an ass?
     
  4. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    I'm not, a little October humor mixed in with the obvious answer. Use "salt brine" or "brine maker" in the search bar. Otherwise check Youtube for "salt brine".

    But I did notice that you didn't even attempt to respond to his question.

    Michael
     
  5. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Because I was curious myself.....I have no clue that's why I am here, to learn.
     
  6. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    He actually explained it in a nutshell.
     
  7. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Thumbs Up
    Mmhmm
     
  8. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    My apologizes I took your attempt at humor as dickheadedness. And also after watching youtube it was that simple. I must have just been in a craptastic mood yesterday
     
  9. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    There may have been a bit of smart@$$edness in there. Quick searched on here and youtube will give you 70-80% of your answers (my opinion).

    Michael
     
  10. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    On youtube the guy was using 2 375 gallon totes now when the bottom tote makes it to the 23.5 % can you use the same salt for another batch?
     
  11. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    There shouldn't be much left if calculated properly, I don't have the numbers around me at this second in time. But it could be kept in there..but it will need to be scraped out when you're done making your salt batches.

    (someone correct me if I am wrong in this statement)

    Michael
     
  12. VS Innovation

    VS Innovation Member
    from 56063
    Messages: 85

    I see this is a very old thread, but I can offer some insight on the brine making process for you guys.

    Our company has been using brine as our only source of de-icing now for four years. We have easily made over 150,000 gallons of brine since our start. The concept of making brine is very simple at a glance. The basic concept is as follows, salt is added to water, agitated in some fashion, and monitored until a brine solution of 23.3% percent is achieved. You will need to order a salinometer capable of reading 100 percent saturation levels (less than 75 dollars online). When correctly mixed, each gallon of water has slightly over 2.2 pounds of salt dissolved in it.

    A pump will always be your best way of agitating this mixture. The design of your brine maker and the salt you use will greatly affect how quickly you can make a batch of brine. With the current brine maker we built, we can make 2200 gallons in just under 45 minutes (this includes loading time). We have also made smaller units out of 275 gallon totes that can make 250 gallons in under 15 minutes.

    We always leave the leftover salt in our maker for our next batch. There is no need to waste this salt as it will dissolve when the next batch is made.

    If you guys have any questions about making brine please feel free to ask!