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Old 01-30-2010, 01:47 PM   #21
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My grinder seems bulky, its a 7", and trying to get the jig thing together and still have room to cut is tricky, will take another stab at it tomorrow, since I am brewing today.

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Old 01-30-2010, 06:28 PM   #22
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Try and set it to cut a 12" hole so you can get a lid for it.

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:27 PM   #23
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I started pricing how much it would cost to make build an all stainless all the way herms system. This quickly made me realize that I wouldn't even be able to afford -just- the fittings. So bring on the brass baby.
SS Really isn't that much more than brass. The thing is that there isn't one place that's the cheapest for everything. You really have to shop around because you will see prices that vary almost 3 fold. I ended up starting a spreadsheet and mined all the sites for their prices. An example is a 1/2 close nipple for $2.75 at one place and it's $1 at another. A 1/2" male NPT barb is $1.98 or $4.95. The other thing to thing of is how much more it's going to cost you when/if you do decide to go SS since you have the sunk cost of the brass.


Here's what I know BUT I'm not sure how well it pastes in.



Site Type Description Price
http://www.greatbargain.net Ball Valve 1/2" Threaded Stainless Steel Full port Ball Valve. $13.00
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Ball Valve 1/2" Threaded NPT 1000 PSI 2-Piece Full Bore Ball Valve 316 SS** $19.99
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Ball Valve 1/2" Threaded NPT 1000 PSI 3-Piece Full Bore Ball Valve 316 SS** $35.99
http://morebeer.com Ball Valve Stainless Ball Valve - 1/2" Full Port H602 $18.95
http://morebeer.com Ball Valve Stainless Ball Valve - 1/2 in - 3 Piece H602D $25.00
http://www.weldlessfittings.com Ball Valve Stainless Full Port Ball Valve, 1/2" $12.00
http://www.greatbargain.net Barb 304 Stainless Steel 1/2" Male Pipe to 1/2" Barb. $7.00
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Barb 1/2" Threaded NPT Hose Nipple 304 SS V=2.36** $6.25
http://morebeer.com Barb Stainless - 1/2" mpt x 1/2" Barb H618 $4.95
http://morebeer.com Barb Stainless- 1/2" FPT x 1/2" Barb H618B $4.50
KLG Stainless (ebay) Barb 1/2" stainless steel 304 Hose Nipple(NPT) $1.98
KLG Stainless (ebay) Barb 1/2"FNPTx1/2"Hose Nipple(SS304) $2.25
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Bushing 1/2" x 1/8" Threaded NPT Hexagon Bushing SS I=.94 J=.83 $1.97
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Bushing 1/2" x 1/4" Threaded NPT Hexagon Bushing SS I=.94 J=.83 $1.97
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Cap 3/8" Threaded NPT Hexagon Head Caps 304 SS L=.67* $1.50
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Cap 1/2" Threaded NPT Hexagon Head Caps 304 SS L=.79 $1.63
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Cap 3/8" Threaded NPT Caps 304 SS N=.71 O=.98* $2.02
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Cap 1/2" Threaded NPT Caps 304 SS N=.83 O=1.1* $2.18
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Compression 5/16” Tube x 1/2” NPT Male Connector 316 SS* $14.13
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Compression 1/2” Tube x 1/2” NPT Male Elbow 316 SS $44.86
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Compression 1/2” Tube x 1/2” NPT Male Connector 316 SS $22.93
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Compression 1/2” Tube x 1/2” NPT Female Connector 316 SS $32.40
http://www.greatbargain.net Coupling Stainless Steel Coupling $4.00
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Coupling 1/2" Threaded NPT Coupling OD Machined 304 SS R=1.54 S=1.08** $2.76
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Coupling 1/2" Threaded NPT 1/2 Coupling O.D. Machined 304 SS* $1.68
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Coupling 3/4" Threaded NPT 1/2 Coupling O.D. Machined 304 SS* $2.66
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Cross 1/2" Threaded NPT Cross 304 SS A=1.1** $4.75
http://www.weldlessfittings.com Dip Tube $20.00
http://www.greatbargain.net Elbow SS 90 Degree $4.00
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Elbow 1/2" Threaded NPT 90 Elbow 304 SS A=1.1** $3.02
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Elbow 1/2" Threaded NPT Street Elbows 304 SS A=1.1 B=1.61* $3.02
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Elbow 1/2" Threaded NPT 45 Elbows 304 SS C=.87* $2.61
http://www.weldlessfittings.com Elbow 1/2" Elbow $4.00
http://www.weldlessfittings.com Element Nut Electric Element Adapter $9.00
http://www.greatbargain.net Nipple 304 Stainless Pipe nipple Close $4.00
http://www.greatbargain.net Nipple 1/2" Stainless steel pipe nipple. 1.5 inch long $4.50
http://www.greatbargain.net Nipple 1/2" Stainless steel pipe nipple. 2 inch long $4.75
http://morebeer.com Nipple Stainless Nipple - 1/2" x 2" Threaded $2.95
http://morebeer.com Nipple Stainless Nipple - 1/2'' x 1" Threaded H610 (for ball valve to union) $2.75
http://morebeer.com Nipple Stainless Nipple - 1/2" x 1.5'' Threaded H612 $3.90
KLG Stainless (ebay) Nipple 1/2"MNPTx 1-1/8"Length Seamless Pipe Nipple S40 (SS304) $1.00
http://www.greatbargain.net Nut Stainless Steel Locknuts $4.50
http://morebeer.com QD CPC QD Set - 1/2" MPT H501 $18.50
http://morebeer.com QD CPC Female QD - 1/2" MPT H501A $11.75
http://morebeer.com QD CPC Male QD - 1/2" MPT H501B $7.25
http://morebeer.com QD CPC QD Set - 1/2" Barb H501D $19.95
http://morebeer.com QD CPC Female QD - 1/2" Barb H501E $13.75
http://morebeer.com QD CPC Male QD - 1/2" Barb H501F $14.95
http://morebeer.com QD CPC QD Set - Male MPT/ Female Barb H501T $18.50
http://morebeer.com QD Male Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect w/Barb H507A $10.95
http://morebeer.com QD MPT Stainless Steel Female Quick Disconnect H503A $18.95
http://www.greatbargain.net Tee Stainless steel Tee $4.00
http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/ Tee 1/2" Threaded NPT Tees 304 SS A=1.1** $3.68
http://www.weldlessfittings.com tee 1/2" Tee $4.50
http://morebeer.com Tubing Tubing - Silicone (1/2" ID) - By the Foot H985 $2.10
http://www.greatbargain.net Washer SS Washer Fits NPT $2.50
http://www.weldlessfittings.com Kettle Bulkhead $12.00
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:09 PM   #24
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about the lead - assuming it's an issue:
"A solution of two parts white vinegar to one part hydrogen peroxide (common 3% solution) will remove tarnish and surface lead from brass parts when they are soaked for 5 minutes or less at room temperature. "
http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixB.html

But I rather suspect it'll be gone after the first cleaning.

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Old 02-04-2010, 05:24 PM   #25
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I found a friend at work that has a plasma cutter so I am going to get him to cut a hole in my keg. Woot. Also Big thanks for that info that will be helpful. I did change my mind again and decided to go with stainless. It is a bit more expensive for the fittings but they will last forever and I will not have wasted the money on the brass when I eventually decide to go all stainless. Cheaper in the long run to do it right the first time, I hope. My build will probably take a few months as I slowly aquire more and more parts, budget permitting. This month was the tri-clover fittings, which I ordered from Swagman. Next month I think I will get the rest of the stainless fittings, then start working on the pump and what not. Good luck on this build Klyph, hope its coming along.

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Old 02-04-2010, 05:39 PM   #26
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Good luck on this build Klyph, hope its coming along.
Thanks, I just got my site glass/thermometers from bargain fittings, I hope to get them installed tonight.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:03 AM   #27
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Didn't make much progress today, but I managed to install the HEX coil and take pictures of some goodies for you guys (and gals).





Sight glass/Thermometers from Bargain Fittings. Awesome seller, fastest/cheapest shipping to Alaska on anything I've ever bought. Mad props.




This was ridiculous. I was telling the old man about the little giant pump I bought off Ebay, and he wanders out into the garage and comes back with this in his hands. "Bought it at a garage sale for 5 bucks" he says.




Why didn't he tell me about this before I blew 80 bucks on a used pump? This one's almost new, and free! Thanks Pops

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Why didn't he tell me about this before I blew 80 bucks on a used pump? This one's almost new, and free! Thanks Pops
Hilarious. Especially if you were in a tight bidding war or something on ebay
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Looking very nice... Looks well thought out.

Your rig looks a little more blingy than I expected

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Looking very nice... Looks well thought out.
Looks can be deceiving
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Crap! I'll have to remedy that by plumbing it with old garden hose or something.
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