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Old 06-04-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default How much is too much dead space?

I am building a tun from a 40 qt max cold igloo i had laying around. it has wheels, no drain plug and a curved inside walls. The only way to get the bulkhead to fit in there is to drill the hole about 1.5 inches from the bottom. I plan on using a cpvc manifold. So is my dead space going to be a problem? (And, am I eve using the right german term to describe dead space? )

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Old 06-04-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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No problem. All you have to do is when you are mashing or sparging, just lift one end about 3 inches off the table (stick something under there to hold it) and virtually all your deadspace would be gone.

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Old 06-04-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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Ok. I was thinking of that and how to cut my slits in order for it to drain. Sweet.

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Old 06-06-2009, 01:52 AM   #4
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just add an extra elbow or two and get the CPVC manifold to sit right on the bottom.

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Old 06-08-2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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I made a somewhat successful attempt at reducing dead space in my system. I have false bottoms in the mash/lauter tun and boil kettle. I went to a craft store and found "flattend" clear marbles to fill in some of the space. These are the things that your wife or GF might put strategically in a bowl on the coffee table. I suppose you could borrow them if that is the case.

I found that the marbles also help reduce hot break as well.

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I made a somewhat successful attempt at reducing dead space in my system. I have false bottoms in the mash/lauter tun and boil kettle. I went to a craft store and found "flattend" clear marbles to fill in some of the space. These are the things that your wife or GF might put strategically in a bowl on the coffee table. I suppose you could borrow them if that is the case.

I found that the marbles also help reduce hot break as well.

Sorry to resurrect this thread... but why would you want to reduce hot break? I thought it meant you were gonna have some nice protein junkies etc dropping out in the boiler before transferring.
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