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Old 07-06-2010, 07:21 PM   #11
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i assume the hose inside is the same high temp hose you use elsewhere in the rig.

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Old 07-06-2010, 09:30 PM   #12
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Nope, I didn't have any more of that and I didn't want to cut my other hoses. I used plain ol' nylon thread reinforced hose that I ad here. 1/2 inch ID fit snugly over the nipple inside the canister.

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Old 11-29-2010, 02:19 AM   #13
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Man, I can't believe I hadn't read this post before now. Do you know if the clear filter housings will hold up to boiling wort? I am working on an idea and would love to use the filter housing for hot side late addition hopping, as well as later on as a dry hopper and filter. This is the first evidence that hotside isn't a issue with the housing. Great build!

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:26 AM   #14
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I would have sprung for the blingage of this bad boy.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...492#vi-content

Maybe if the plastic doesn't hold up as well as you thought, it may be worth it.

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:08 PM   #15
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Man, I can't believe I hadn't read this post before now. Do you know if the clear filter housings will hold up to boiling wort? I am working on an idea and would love to use the filter housing for hot side late addition hopping, as well as later on as a dry hopper and filter. This is the first evidence that hotside isn't a issue with the housing. Great build!
Thanks. I've used it on three brews since I built it and it's held up well, no issues with deforming because of the heat. Long term is going to be a wait and see situation but at $17 for the housing itself if I only get 5-6 brews out of it I won't feel too bad about that.

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Old 11-30-2010, 02:55 PM   #16
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Is that thing running on gravity only? Or does it need to be pumped through?

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Old 11-30-2010, 03:25 PM   #17
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That is a great idea, thanks.

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Old 12-01-2010, 12:56 AM   #18
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Is that thing running on gravity only? Or does it need to be pumped through?
I have it set up so that I attach it directly to the out valve on the BK by way of the triclover. It's gravity fed into the hopback itself, then the outflow hose hose goes to the march pump and from there to the counterflow chiller. You can follow the hoses in the picture. I like that it gets the boiling wort directly onto the hops, incredible hop aroma addition. The hops themselves also act like the grain bed in the mash and filter out all the hot break so what goes into the fermenter is perfectly clear except got the cold break that is formed downstream from the hopback.

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How's this holding up?

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Old 10-28-2011, 05:40 PM   #20
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It's still going strong after a dozen brews. I was sort of expecting that the housing might deform from the boiling wort but since the housing itself only cost $17 if wouldn't bother me too much if I had to replace it after a dozen brews. But so far so good. It's a short money solution and works like a champ. My IPA's are Hopaliscious.

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