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Old 09-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #11
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Good advice deserves to be passed on whenever possible!

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:39 PM   #12
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I use half inch of tubing between the false bottom elbow and the bulkhead fitting. I think it is hdpe.

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:41 PM   #13
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Another photo...

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #14
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I like it! Did you buy this as a kit from somewhere or did you build it?

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:42 PM   #15
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Bulkhead is a swagelok as-810-11-8. Male NPT on the outside, 1/2 of tube compression on the inside. Stainlessbrewing.com sells them. I have seen them on eBay quite often. Got most of mine for ~$11 each. The tube and elbow are from Lowe's. The elbow is also NPT, with a nut below the false bottom.

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #16
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Where would I get high temp tubing and what kid do you recommend? There is definitely a gap around the side.

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:42 PM   #17
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your LBHS should have it. If all else fails, Northern Brewer has it http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/3...mp-tubing.html

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #18
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i found 3/8" thick walled silicone tubing sold by the foot on amazon.com, but im not finding it now... i would never use vinyl tubing for anything inside the mash (or anything to do with high temperatures for that matter...), no matter what the temp rating. i might be especially sensative to it or something, but i can always tell when a beer has been in substantial contact with vinyl. silicone is completely inert up to 500*F and ive never been able to detect it, even after boiling a foot of it in water for a while and then drinking the water. try that with vinyl and see what it tastes like...

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i found 3/8" thick walled silicone tubing sold by the foot on amazon.com, but im not finding it now... i would never use vinyl tubing for anything inside the mash (or anything to do with high temperatures for that matter...), no matter what the temp rating. i might be especially sensative to it or something, but i can always tell when a beer has been in substantial contact with vinyl. silicone is completely inert up to 500*F and ive never been able to detect it, even after boiling a foot of it in water for a while and then drinking the water. try that with vinyl and see what it tastes like...
Well, since high temp vinyl is only rated up to 212 degrees, I don't think it would taste very good.

That said, sure you can go with silicone if you're really worried about it. It's easy to find on amazon (try aquarium products if you're not having luck elsewhere)
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Got the silicone and its already set up. Next question is about securing fb to bottom of mlt. Another issue I had was while stirring the grains the bottom would come up. I have seen something about getting some tubing and cutting and fitting it around the false bottom. Any other ideas out there?

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