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Old 08-12-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Changing from IC to CFC.....

Well, I have been playing around with changing to a CFC rather than my IC. I built it and have it sitting here next to me...taunting me. I recently started to increase my production to 15 gal runs and my IC takes too much time. Last night I prepared my grain bill and did all my grinding. I also started my yeast last night. When Get home i will sanitize everything and then begin the birth my my new recipe.....Vanilla Pale. If all goes well, this should turn out to be a great recipe. the only thing I'm not really sure of is the size of the tubing to connect to the CFC from the wort, and the type of connection I will need. Hopefully I have everything.

I'll let you all know how it goes.

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Old 08-12-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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I use 3/8" inside diameter silicone tubing and slide it over the 3/8" copper tubing on the CFC and tighten with a pipe clamp.

I pump from the ball valve on my kettle up to my CFC and then out to the fermentor through a venturi fitting for aeration. Works like a charm with no leaks.

Keep in mind I use March 809 producing 12' of head. If you use something that produces more pressure you may want to use some type of barb fitting w/ clamps, ect..

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Thanks Dustin, I have the same pump so I'll try that. I think i have 3/8" at home.

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