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Old 09-27-2007, 12:46 PM   #21
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Can I get some details on those sight gauges? Did you rig them up yourself?
The sight gauges are made by Fermentap... they came with the keggles I purchased from PedalBiker (http://stores.ebay.com/Keggle-Brewing).
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:52 PM   #22
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It seems like the HLT is much larger than what I would think you need for a HERMS setup. What were you looking to accomplish with such a high volume? I know you said this was to be a dual purpose setup for chilling too, but wouldn't it be more efficient to have a smaller HLT? Just curious.

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Old 09-27-2007, 03:56 PM   #23
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They are Love controllers. I got them from Cole-Palmer (http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_index.asp?cls=47525) a few months ago - it looks like Love has redesigned the looks of the controller since then, but all the specs seem the same.
The 230v controllers on the site are on clearance for $12.50ea if anyone is looking to score some cheap controllers.

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_view.asp?sku=9352009
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:52 PM   #24
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It seems like the HLT is much larger than what I would think you need for a HERMS setup. What were you looking to accomplish with such a high volume? I know you said this was to be a dual purpose setup for chilling too, but wouldn't it be more efficient to have a smaller HLT? Just curious.
I'm not sure I'm following your question... are you asking why the coil is so large or the HLT? I guess I don't see the need to have a HLT and a heat exchanger - so I'll use the HLT as both. I'm not sure how efficient it is (or isn't) but I was satisfied with the speed the herms coil heated the mash tun when I tested last night...
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:23 PM   #25
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The 230v controllers on the site are on clearance for $12.50ea if anyone is looking to score some cheap controllers.

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_view.asp?sku=9352009
Good call. I got 2 and don't have a use for them yet. Can't beat the price.
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JB,
What type/size tubing are you using on the pump and where did you get the disconnects. By the way that looks awesome!!!

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Old 09-28-2007, 11:06 PM   #27
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What type/size tubing are you using on the pump and where did you get the disconnects. By the way that looks awesome!!!
Thanks Brewiz...

The tubing and disconnects came from MoreBeer... not cheap, but should last. The tubing is 1/2" silicon (http://morebeer.com/view_product/17608/102347) and here are the disconnects: http://morebeer.com/search/102348
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:41 PM   #28
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How did you cut your keggles? Just don't let Biermuncher help you!

I haven't cut mine yet, I need to.

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Old 09-28-2007, 11:48 PM   #29
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I bought them pre-cut from PedalBiker's ebay store (http://stores.ebay.com/Keggle-Brewing_W0QQssPageNameZstrkQ3amefsQ3amesstQQtZkm). He helped me out a lot and did some custom welding for me at a very reasonable price...

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That's cool. How are his welds?

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