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Old 12-23-2011, 01:33 AM   #301
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Got mine today. Have a makeshift stand until I can make one. So far I am very happy with the quality, and am hoping on getting another soon. I can't decide if I want to use a racking port or not though. Will be brewing on New Years eve to test it out. Thanks for all the help guys!

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Old 12-23-2011, 01:37 AM   #302
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:17 PM   #303
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I bought a 13 1/2" inside diameter (-456) red 70 euro FDA silicone o-ring from orings-online.com to fit on the lid assembly. It costs $9.87 each plus shipping. No nasty airborne particles - flying, crawling or otherwise - are going to get inside!. The lid itself seems to tighten on the assembly well enough on its own.


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Does that make it totally airtight? Did you install that between the conical and lid assembly?

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Does that make it totally airtight? Did you install that between the conical and lid assembly?

Yes, it is installed between the conical and the lid assembly. As for airtight, I don't have a Brewhemoth Pressurizer to test. I just got the tank a week ago because of this thread and have been collecting the bits to use it - hopefully as early as next weekend.
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I just bit on the free shipping deal too. I dream of someday having a row of Brewhemoth's, and may someday when child support and maintenance are done. For now, this will be a fine alternative. No more splitting batches between buckets or carboys!

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Does that make it totally airtight? Did you install that between the conical and lid assembly?

As for gasketing the space between the lid and the lid assembly, I thought of a bicycle or scooter inner tube with an OD of 14". The inner tube would have to be halved to get rid of the air valve. In so doing, one would end up with two gaskets. I tried searching for PTFE gaskets; but, they were very expensive.

That said, the lid when fastened really tight to the lid assembly seems to effectively close the door on bugs. I was really concerned about the gap between the lid assembly and the conical which the o-ring appears to remedy.
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Did you replace the screws with SS? I am thinking of doing that.
No they looked ss to me already so kept same screws
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Before I drill mine for a racking port I had a few questions. First, what is a proper height to drill the hole? I have read 6-7 inches, but that seems high.
Second, what are the best fittings to use internally as the pickup/racking arm? I was planning on just using a barbed 90 unless there is a easier, more sanitary solution.

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Before I drill mine for a racking port I had a few questions. First, what is a proper height to drill the hole? I have read 6-7 inches, but that seems high.
Second, what are the best fittings to use internally as the pickup/racking arm? I was planning on just using a barbed 90 unless there is a easier, more sanitary solution.

Do you plan to use a yeast catcher? Do you plan on dumping sediment then dumping yeast, or do you plan on it all in one shot? What kind of diptube do you plan to implement? The answers to these questions will determine where you place it, but the first thing is that it depends on a measurement of volume, not length. For instance, I put mine at the 1 gallon mark, not x amount of inches from the bottom. Since I'm using a compression fitting for my copper diptube, I can loosen the compression nut and just move the placement of the diptube to wherever I want.
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