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Old 02-03-2012, 11:27 AM   #21
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Thanks for the details and photo. That braid does look like a beast! I assume you didn't have to coil something inside to help prevent crushing.....looks very clean. I'm off to Lowes to pick me up a water heater supply line!

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Old 02-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #22
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Thanks for the details and photo. That braid does look like a beast! I assume you didn't have to coil something inside to help prevent crushing.....looks very clean. I'm off to Lowes to pick me up a water heater supply line!
I bought a 1/2" stainless compression spring from mcmaster carr and inserted it in the braid to give it strength. The only reason I did this is because I plan on pumping out of the mash tun and didn't want to collapse the braid.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #23
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I bought a 1/2" stainless compression spring from mcmaster carr and inserted it in the braid to give it strength. The only reason I did this is because I plan on pumping out of the mash tun and didn't want to collapse the braid.
Good idea...I'll look into one online. Thanks
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #24
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Good idea...I'll look into one online. Thanks
Here is the one I use.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#9663k27/=g37yij
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #25
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Thanks.....ordered.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:38 PM   #26
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i considered all that supply lines and ss coils etc. but just went with a kettle screen for $12. just seemed to obvious

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Old 09-16-2012, 04:15 AM   #27
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I just went out and picked up all the pieces for this MLT. Went Stainless and took the advice from Schnitzengiggle and went with the 3/4" Water Heater Supply braid with the 1/2" stainless compression spring. Bargain Fittings had great prices on pretty much everything. Glad to pick up the materials (minus cooler, supply brain and compression spring) from a site sponsor.

Also picked up a step bit and 3 piece stainless steel ball valve for my kettle. Moving on from BIAB to help with the bigger beers.

Cheers for posting all the helpful info!

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:04 AM   #28
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I picked up all the stuff to build this today. What is the most grain that can fit into this with strike water? Am I right in guessing this can handle 25lbs easily?

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Old 02-10-2013, 05:19 AM   #29
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this should help

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/how-...-needs-123585/

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Thanks Drake9! that is exactly what I was looking for.

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