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Old 01-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #11
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With something like this:

Bingo ! Give the man a cigar (and a homebrew) !

Tri clamp fittings finally make sense to me. The whole purpose of triclamp stuff is to eliminate threads everywhere because they are not sanitary. Welding a threaded coupler into the side of a vessel and then screwing triclamp fittings to it defeats the whole purpose.

So what are each of those pieces called and where do I get them ? What size is that pipe/tubing ?

Thank you VERY much !
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:11 AM   #12
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Are variously called racking tubes or dip tubes. You can find them on most of the sites that sell brewery related tri clover stuff. The ones that I posted are some of the cheaper ones that I have found, esp. considering that is comes with the clamp and gasket, and can be found here:

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Old 01-08-2012, 02:11 AM   #13
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Those are racking ports. They are designed to be turned just above the sediment and still in contact with the liquid. It's really more than you need for a BK but would work. If it's for a fermentor, then yes, bingo! If you plan on turning them you need to get Teflon gaskets, not silicone or Buna.

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I get it now. Thanks, guys.

I'll look at a couple websites tomorrow and see what I can find, now that I know what I am looking for.

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I know this thread is getting kinda old, but I was researching a way to install triclover fittings onto my brew kettle and I stumbled upon this forum. I just thought I would share with you guys what I ended up dreaming up for mine. I had some awesome help from some guys I work around who do this kind of stuff for a living (food plant). I am very pleased with it, and I believe it is a very custom build.

brew-kettle-1.jpg   brewkettle-2.jpg   brewkettle3.jpg   brewkettle4.jpg  
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:42 AM   #16
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Default sanitary clump clover tube

where did you get them from. those are really nice.
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It all started with a 1 1/2 end cap, drilled a 3/4 hole in the center of that and then welded a 3/4 ferrule and 3/4 90 degree elbow to that. I drilled an 1 1/8 hole in the kettle and then "pulled" the hole using a special flaring die I had made for a knockout punch. Then the 1 1/2 ferrule was butt welded to that.

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So in other words, it was all custom.

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wow!! very well done. Thanks for the info.
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I know this thread is getting kinda old, but I was researching a way to install triclover fittings onto my brew kettle and I stumbled upon this forum. I just thought I would share with you guys what I ended up dreaming up for mine. I had some awesome help from some guys I work around who do this kind of stuff for a living (food plant). I am very pleased with it, and I believe it is a very custom build.
Why am I not getting this? So your pick up tube just sticks in the back side of the welded on ferule? How does the tube attach to the kettle?
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