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Old 10-04-2011, 12:09 AM   #21
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I did this by making a lift on my convertible 3/2 tier rack. I used a boat winch and made an elevator with cable and four pulleys prior to buying a pump about 10 years ago. Worked great for gravity powered brews by dropping the boil kettle almost to the floor during spathe and the raising it up above carboy height after chilling. I'll attempt to attach a photo that does not really show this...
On the left, you can see the BK that is adjustable in height. Huge PITA, but it did work. Bought a pump and have not looked back; now the BK remains in the up position. I use a grant, but always shove the tube from the MLT into the fitting and suck the spathe along... much faster and with my new 1/10th March pump, can recirc and sparge in about 10 minutes for a 12 gal. batch.

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:27 AM   #22
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Spathe= sparge damn auto correct!

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:35 AM   #23
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I'm with you, Man! Don't need no stinken pumps!

I fill my HLT with a hose, no lifting.
Drain into my Mashtun, no lifting
Sparge into multiple 5 gal buckets, no lifting.

Pour the buckets back into the HLT, and presto! it's a boiler!
(OK, some lifting here, but I can control it by using more buckets.)

Boil and drain into 6gal better bottles, or the fermenter of your choice.

I do 10 gal batches without a pump and never a backache!

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Old 10-04-2011, 03:04 AM   #24
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I did this by making a lift on my convertible 3/2 tier rack. I used a boat winch and made an elevator with cable and four pulleys prior to buying a pump about 10 years ago. Worked great for gravity powered brews by dropping the boil kettle almost to the floor during spathe and the raising it up above carboy height after chilling. I'll attempt to attach a photo that does not really show this...

I see. You use a large boat winch to rotate the entire room in order to pour the contents out of the keggles? Nice
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:48 AM   #25
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Thanks for all the comments and advice guys, i need to get some sanke kegs or tamale pots and rig them up to with some heating elements and then the sculpture will come in, i want to only do this once so im trying to do all the research i can beforehand.

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Old 10-04-2011, 04:20 AM   #26
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Here some other pics are...











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I have never seen another like it, I over engineered this a long time ago and never use this feature! Get a pump!

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