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Old 08-21-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default TRI-clamp herms coil?

Does anyone have an example of tri-clover/clamp fittings instead of compression fittings for their herms coil in the HLT?

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:22 AM   #2
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I didn't build mine, but I hope this helps.

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Old 08-22-2012, 03:52 AM   #3
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Wrox, is that the Stout HLT?

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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Yes it is. I bought a 20 gallon system that I hope to have up and running in a few weeks

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:16 PM   #5
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Hey Wrox
Do you have any pictures of all the Stout gear set-up?
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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I'm just getting it going, but here are some pics.

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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Thanks!
Are you happy with the quality of the Stout Kettles?

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Yes, I'm really quite happy. I'm going from 5 gallon batches on my stove to this, and it is a substantial investment. I finally pulled the trigger with Stout about a month ago and I have no regrets. I haven't brewed on it yet, but all the welds and the build quality look excellent. There is one thing I would change on th HLT if I had the chance, and that is the entrance for the heating element. It's fine on the boil kettle because the bottom is not flat so there is an added ring that raises everything up (see the 3rd pic above). The HLT doesnt have this, so the entrance is low and I'll have to raise the kettle so the heater encloser doesn't hit the counter. It's not a huge problem since I'm using a formica counter and need to raise it anyway because of heat, but there isn't a great way to enclose the heating element if the kettle is resting flat on a counter. It's just to low.

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Thanks for all the info! How long did you have to wait to get all the kettles? Did shipping cost an arm and a leg?

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Shipping was 305 from Washington state to Boston for all 4 tanks (fermenter not in picture) via a freight Co. Everything was in stock at the time of purchase, so it only took a little over a week to get.

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