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Old 02-01-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default NEW single tier, sort of, system!!! SEE IT HERE!

See my photobucket site and see the transformation of my three tier system into a single tier, sort of, system! The whole system, from start to finish has cost me just about $500... the only think I have to do next is run a thermometer into my keggle to monitor the water temps. Let me know what ya think!!

The beginnings: http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u.../BrewStand.jpg

Built in sparge arm: http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...G/DSCN0457.jpg

Lids stay on to keep the heat in: http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...G/DSCN0456.jpg

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The Rig: http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...G/DSCN0454.jpg

The wheels on the left are a very hard plastic, they do not castor, but they slide very easily on cement since they are not rubber like the ones on the left.

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Old 02-01-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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Looks cool. Why did you decide to attach all the hoses to the pump like that? I would think cleaning would be easier with qd's. Just a thought.
Good job!

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Old 02-01-2008, 10:41 PM   #3
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Well, I dont want to be connecting and disconnecting hoses all the time... Also I have found that having an extra valve here or there helps when the pump cavitates or cannot get primed, to bleed it.

Cleaning I am not tooo worried about. It is a closed system and just like the old milking system at the farm, you open the valves and pump cleanser through it, then rinse... you never take the plumbing apart.

I could be wrong, but if I am, I will buy QDs later...

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:15 AM   #4
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Very nice Pol but I thought your gravity system was neat as well. You will have to let us know how you like the 1 tier over your old gravity feed system. Good job.

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Well I just ran 5 gallons through my system for an hour with the pump. I opened all of the valves, which meant that I could pump from the keggle to both the MLT and HLT and back from the HLT and the MLT to the keggle. It took a half hour to reach 170F with the burner below half throttle... great way to warm the system up! No leaks, no issues with priming, it was pretty sexxy.

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Old 02-02-2008, 01:31 AM   #6
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You know you can show the pictures in the thread by doing [img](picture location)[/img]

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Really??? Isnt working for me

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