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Old 11-07-2011, 04:50 AM   #11
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Also, wouldn't it be really hard to get a vacuum with that much tubing? That's a lot of pumping!
actually it would be pretty easy to get it started and once it was going it would probably suck the universe into his basement.


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Old 11-07-2011, 04:56 AM   #12
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actually it would be pretty easy to get it started and once it was going it would probably suck the universe into his basement.
That may be a concern.


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Old 11-07-2011, 07:59 PM   #13
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Well I tried it with 30 foot of tubing and it worked very well. Moved 3 gallons in about 3 minutes, much faster than normal. After the first gallon got it up to speed you could really hear it whizzing. Getting it started to just the first plunge of the racking cane and off it went like crazy. No more carrying 6.5 gallon carboys full down the basement stairs. Hurrah!

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:08 PM   #14
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Hah! Try carrying 5.5 gallons of boiling hot wort to your brew room sink so you can cool it with your IC!

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Old 11-08-2011, 03:55 PM   #15
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Next big question/concern: how much volume does the tube contain? With that much excess wort traveling down the tube, you'll have to know the exact spot to shut everything down, or run the risk of dumping a lot of wort on the basement floor.

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I do 5 galon batches and ferment in 6.5 galon carboys and ale pale, overflow should not be an issue unless I move up to 10 galon batches.

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If you're using an autosiphon, you'll have no trouble. I have pictures someplace but when we brewed a 30 gallon batch of beer for Terrapinchef's wedding we had to use an autosiphon with 35feet of hose to transport the beer from the brewkettle through the basement window into the conical below.

We had no problem whatsoever.



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