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Old 02-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #21
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I have to put main power switch above displays, like this:


Also, it would be nice to save some space for possible devices in upper part..
One con of vertical is that displays are too close to each other, so I dont know how would that effect on box solidness.

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Old 02-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #22
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good looking build! Cant wait to see how it finished.

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Old 03-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #23
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I finally got some time to continue w/this project.

MLT and BK are finished (almost, since I have to weld nipple for output valve and NPT/BSP adapter for RTD probe on MLT).

Since FB is made from keg top I used keg coupler and copper reducers with some copper elbows (thanks to KCBrewer for idea!), but I didn't soldered it to coupler for easier removal. It is working great and so far there are no stuck sparges.
There is 1/2" space from copper pipe and bottom of MLT, so deadspace holds only 0.5 cups.

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I am still testing BK input pipe, I am thinking to raise it and position it horizontally for better heat exchange during cooling.

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:55 AM   #24
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You will have to keep the lights down low so those kegs don't blind you in the middle of your brew... nice job.

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #25
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I"ll get sunglasses.
But just first few times.. I dont think they"ll be so shiny after couple of brews.

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How are planning to handle ventilation?

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Kitchen hood with inline centrifugal fan.
Fan will be mounted between hood and exhaust output, on the other side of room is small window which will ensure fresh air and good recirculation.

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Old 03-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #28
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Damn that's sweet.

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All major parts are finally finished.
Still have to weld NPT coupler on MLT for RTD probe. I guess all that now is left is to enjoy and brew some beer







Ventilation, kitchen hood with inline fan.


Pumps are for washing machine(100watts), and they are doing great job for $20 each.


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Old 04-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #30
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Looks good! Just a heads-up on the ball valve/sightglass combo, you will need to plug the hole in the top of the sightglass to maintain a siphon on your diptube if you want to drain all the way to the bottom of your kettle.

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