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Old 10-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Connecting false bottom to ball valve

What's the best way to connect the elbow on (most) false bottoms to the valve in a mash tun? I'm piecing together a cooler ball valve kit from Bargain Fittings and I am unsure what to get for the internal fitting. I was just going to do a 1/2" barb, but I wasn't sure if the weight of the grain would collapse any type of hose running between the two.

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Old 10-15-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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get high temp hose, it won't collapse

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Old 10-15-2010, 09:13 PM   #3
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Like so?

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/1-2-r...-per-foot.html

Or is that over-kill? $8 per foot seems salty.

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barb to barb

$8 /ft isn't pricey if you only need on foot.

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god no. just regular high temp stuff.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...-to-212-f.html

i use this
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...ic-tubing.html

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yup I use the thermo plastic stuff from nb.

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