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Old 05-08-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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So I tried boiling with a viagra addition at 15min and my dip tube is still not performing well enough...

But seriously, I have a copper dip tube that is almost 2 inches higher up from the bottom than intended and hence I do not pick up as much of my wort as I would like.

What would be the best way to extend my dip tube? I figured I could solder an extension on but would JB weld be safe or something that doesn't require me to use a soldering gun I do not own?

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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if you don't want to solder, i'd suggest using a compression fitting, or you could add a short length of 1/2" silicone tubing

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SILICONE TUBING! *facepalm*... That would still be fine if it is touching the bottom on a direct fire keggle yes?

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Well, you don't want it touching the bottom else it will not flow, but close is fine.

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you'll scorch the wort before you damage the tubing.

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:36 AM   #6
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Well, you don't want it touching the bottom else it will not flow, but close is fine.
I realize that but I figured worst case scenario would be if it did rest on the bottom so I was just curious.

Thanks guys! I think my problem is fixed now.
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