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drewmedic23 10-27-2012 06:03 PM

boil kettle question
 
So I just got my three keg AG setup finished and I did a dry run (just water) to test everything. Once I got to draining the boil kettle I noticed that about a gallon or two of water was still in the BK. I'll put up a picture in a few of the hardware but how is this supposed to work?

theonetrueruss 10-27-2012 07:11 PM

do you have a dip tube? If not get one. If you do have one you need to remember that the siphon effect will only work if the end of the tube you attach to the output of your kettle is lower than the bottom of the dip tube and let the flow continue once it starts.

drewmedic23 10-27-2012 07:49 PM

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Not the best picture but the end of the tube is about an inch off of the bottom

drewmedic23 10-27-2012 07:52 PM

Yes I do but the diptube doesn't go down to the bottom of the kettle unlike my MLT which gets every drop out.

MalFet 10-27-2012 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by drewmedic23 (Post 4537672)
Not the best picture but the end of the tube is about an inch off of the bottom

If the seal around your diptube isn't good, you'll loose your siphon exactly about where you seem to have.

drewmedic23 10-27-2012 08:17 PM

The seal is good but what I'm saying is what about the other gallon of wort left on the bottom? or will it be trub and stuff? I just feel like its a lot to leave behind in the BK

MalFet 10-27-2012 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by drewmedic23 (Post 4537711)
The seal is good but what I'm saying is what about the other gallon of wort left on the bottom? or will it be trub and stuff? I just feel like its a lot to leave behind in the BK

It is a lot to leave behind. I leave about a quart, maybe two in a hoppy beer. There's nothing wrong with leaving a lot behind, but you could adjust your diptube to get more if you wanted.

dbrewski 10-27-2012 08:21 PM

If you are letting it free fall from the ball valve into a fermenter, then you will not pull a siphon and your dip tube will not work. You need tubing coming off the ball valve where the end of the tubing is lower than the pickup tube.

wilserbrewer 10-27-2012 08:37 PM

plus one above...you need a tubing on the outflow valve to siphon / suck the wor below the out flow valve.


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