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Old 06-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #61
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Steel frame table that used to be in a lab at the company I worked for 10 years ago (still has the inventory tag on the back of it, too). They went out of business and sold all the furniture in 2001. Spent $5 on that table.

It sat around essentially unused for the past 5 years and just happened to be sitting in the garage when I started working on the system. Without really thinking about it, I just started bolting and screwing things to it.
Puts my "Old door thrown across a couple sawhorses" to shame.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #62
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It's my buddy Phil's International Scout. I'm not sure what year, but I'll ask him.
I misread "Scout" as Stout, and had visions of a barrel-aged "international" stout, whatever that would mean.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:10 AM   #63
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So after seeing posts about using a RIMS tube for on demand strike/sparge water, I decided to build one to see if I could make it work.

Here's the RIMS tube, McMaster quick disconnects, and Homeboy Depot everything else.





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Do not replicate my wiring technique. It is dangerous, hazardous, irresponsible, poorly executed, and will probably kill me eventually. This is shown for demonstration purposes only, to be used by an untrained non-professional, do not attempt to recreate these stunts at home.

I hope that keeps the code-nazis at bay, here goes.

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Solder ground wire


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Potted with this


I then put a strain relief that threads into that coupler on, I'll take pictures of all that later, the epoxy is curing overnight, so I'll get more pictures/work done tomorrow. I'm tired/drunk now, so more later.

Comments/suggestions/offensive insults to my ethnic heritage welcomed.

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Old 07-30-2010, 05:32 PM   #64
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Apologies for the crappy pics and video, my phone was all I had with me.












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Old 07-31-2010, 12:40 AM   #65
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Damn Klyph, I might have to convert to electricity. Looks good.

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Old 07-31-2010, 01:09 AM   #66
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I'll never go back to propane. If you have a laundry hook-up, you have everything you need, 240v power, water, and I'm making a vent hood for the steam that will tie in to the dryer exhaust. Indoor brewing at 40 below is where it's at. Lemme know if you're serious about it, I'd be happy to lend a hand.

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Old 08-09-2010, 06:07 PM   #67
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Oh, I'm so going to try and get a RIMS going some day. I have 220V in the garage where I brew, so this should be a no-brainer. But it seems to be taking forever to get a spigot on my kettle, so look for RIMS to happen in 2012, just in time for the apocalypse.

I already have a controller, just need to figure out what relay to get and how to wire it, and start collecting the material.

Oh, and I got an ammo can, which is ultra-cool BTW.

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Klyph, did you ever get your on-demand sparge water dialed in? I'd be interested to know how that went.

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Old 10-05-2010, 02:11 AM   #69
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Klyph, did you ever get your on-demand sparge water dialed in? I'd be interested to know how that went.
No, I never did, but I know it's possible. I just need a gate valve to more precisely control the flow. The flow rate will only be good for fly sparging, however this is also going from 50F to 170F, the warmer the input water, the higher the flow rate can be. If I run it off the hot water tap, on demand sparge water will be easy.
If I heat strike water in the BK, I can eliminate the need for a HLT altogether. I think Sizz already does this. Anyway, more testing to come.
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What was the fitting that you used to screw the heating element into? And what was your tube size overall?

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