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Old 07-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default A minor upgrade... A new doohickey to make life simpler

So, I made something friday that I've been wanting to make for a while..

I split the output of my CFC into a Tee that goes to the two carboys so they can both be filled simultaneously.... And since for whatever reason, the flow was 'never' equal, I had to sit there for 15 minutes manually pinching the tubes to keep them filling at the same rate.... PITA, hand cramps, etc..

So I made this little doo-hickey that allows me to use a couple 3/8" ball valves.. and then becomes a storage carrier for itself when not in use...

Used it for the first time yesterday, and it is just one of those things that makes brew day a little easier..



Here is is collapsed for storage







And here is is ready for the wort







And here it is in use




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Old 07-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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What a great idea! Great execution too! I think I know what my next project is going to be. Well done!

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Thanks.. Necessity is the mother of invention....

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Love the idea, and the build!
I've never had any problem just moving the hose from one carboy to another though. Do you do them at the same time so that they both get the same amount of break material or something?

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Love the idea, and the build!
I've never had any problem just moving the hose from one carboy to another though. Do you do them at the same time so that they both get the same amount of break material or something?
That, the same temp and the same amount of wort...

But the 'main' reason is I don't want to stop the flow and risk losing siphon as the pick up tube outlet is then near to or higher than the liquid....

But same everything also....
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Gotta love the doo-hickeys.

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That is pretty damn cool. Nice job.

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