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Old 09-08-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Keggle return port ideas?

Hey there,

I am looking for some ideas to use in my brew setup. I would like to see what others have done for BK return ports/MTL recirc ports on Sankey keggles.

Pictures are always nice.

Thanks!

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:53 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:56 PM   #3
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Thanks, that was thorough!

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:27 PM   #4
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My google-fu is strong.

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Nothing fancy, but it works very well for me. I may switch to 1/2" copper tubing but the reduction to 3/8" makes for a very good whirlpool.
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Brotherhood Brew inspired my BKreturn. It fills from the bottom. When its time to cool it whirlpools for you.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:09 AM   #7
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Snake10, how do you like the Bazooka tube pick-up? I am using a side draft pick-up ala stainless scrubby to filter break material etc. I am finding that whirlpooling collect the break material in the middle. Do you run into issues with the Bazooka clogging following the whirlpool?

I may rig up bottom flow return like yours and then rig for a central dip tube a 9" drill stainless MLT bottom and see how that works.

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The copper pieces of the return are press fit only, to easily take apart and replace with different lengths. The chiller coil here is mounted on SS unions, so it can be removed as well.
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Good stuff, guys. Thanks for sharing!

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Budzu, nice pic. Tell me more about the chiller coil? Simply a built-in immersion chiller?

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