New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Hex's Lautering Cane




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-15-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
Hex
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Granite Bay, CA
Posts: 1,041
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default Hex's Lautering Cane

Direct fire, hand stirred, step mash in Kettle, insert-able Lautering Cane, fly sparge, siphon power. I'll let you know how it works out!











__________________
Hex is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
BeerEagle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 2,583
Liked 91 Times on 91 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

That is very very pretty. I want one, now!



__________________
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
BeerEagle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2011, 02:01 PM   #3
a_potter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: flint, mi
Posts: 195
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Nice work.

__________________
a_potter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2011, 02:14 PM   #4
509inc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: OKC
Posts: 1,245
Liked 51 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 222

Default

Consider my mind blown. Please post update after some field testing.

__________________

My HomeBrew and Craft Beer Blog:
http://the509inc.blogspot.com/

509inc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
Hex
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Granite Bay, CA
Posts: 1,041
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Thanks! I had a brain storm a couple weeks ago, and have been constructing the Lautering Cane above, feverishly since then to date. It is a progression of design starting with my Blichmann FB mod.



I used to ladle the mash from the Mash Kettle to the Lauter Kettle, but not no more!

Next I'll work out an insert-able, fractional HP gear motor--auto stir, and eventually, for my brewery's mash tun, I'm planning on welding a pot within a pot (15 gal in a 20 gal), pulling a vacuum between the two for insulation, and rebuilding everything towards that capacity.

Stay tooned!

__________________
Hex is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2011, 07:58 PM   #6
Hex
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Granite Bay, CA
Posts: 1,041
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

It could double as a steam manifold...

__________________
Hex is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2011, 08:54 PM   #7
wyzazz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Atwater, OH
Posts: 4,263
Liked 39 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

Even if it doesn't work, it sure is purdy!

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)
wyzazz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-16-2011, 11:20 PM   #8
ScubaSteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScubaSteve's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: New Bern, NC
Posts: 3,669
Liked 60 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Hmmm....reminds me of something.....can't quite put my finger on it.....maybe this guy knows?



__________________
UNIBREW 5500 SINGLE VESSEL BREWERY
WOODEN SINGLE TIER
ScubaSteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-17-2011, 12:21 AM   #9
Hex
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Granite Bay, CA
Posts: 1,041
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScubaSteve View Post
Hmmm....reminds me of something.....
It was the first shape that I could make from 1/2" copper tubing that was simple, fed out of the center, yet had a footprint that I thought would give even lauter of the cylindrical grain bed. I'd love to make hoops, maybe next try for the next tun...

What do you think of the process? specifically inserting a lautering manifold/cane into a direct fire mash kettle when ready to lauter? Is that process novel to homebrewing?
__________________
Hex is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #10
Hex
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Granite Bay, CA
Posts: 1,041
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Bling!



__________________
Hex is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hex's Hop Strainer for Racking Cane Hex Equipment/Sanitation 2 05-02-2011 08:01 PM
Hex's Hop Drops--bottle hop, re-hop in the bottle? Hex Equipment/Sanitation 2 01-03-2011 06:34 PM
Hand/Foot Pump Used for Lautering thevirus Equipment/Sanitation 5 02-26-2010 07:19 PM
Using a Corny as a Mash/Lautering Tun klyph Equipment/Sanitation 18 12-19-2009 08:27 PM
Best Lautering Device for a Rectangular 70qt Cooler? Stevorino Equipment/Sanitation 7 02-11-2008 03:39 AM