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Old 12-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #111
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Awesome! Your husband is a lucky man. Have fun brewing together
Ha! I won't be brewing with him unless he decides to brew up a batch of rum and coke. This hobby is all his. I occasionally help him siphon and bottle but that's as far as it goes.

I will take some pics of the stuff when it's all done. I'd like everyone's opinion on the wort chiller. I had a slight issue when making my last bend that goes over the side of the kettle so I am hoping it will still work.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #112
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Ha! I won't be brewing with him unless he decides to brew up a batch of rum and coke. This hobby is all his.
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I occasionally help him siphon and bottle but that's as far as it goes.
I have a comment about being better at suction, but I'll keep it 'G' rated...

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I will take some pics of the stuff when it's all done. I'd like everyone's opinion on the wort chiller. I had a slight issue when making my last bend that goes over the side of the kettle so I am hoping it will still work.
Do you have, or did you post, a picture? They sell the spring tubing bender tools at most hardware stores. Makes tighter bends a lot easier. I actually have a set from when I started making my own IC's (before upgrading to a plate chiller)...
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I have a comment about being better at suction, but I'll keep it 'G' rated...



Do you have, or did you post, a picture? They sell the spring tubing bender tools at most hardware stores. Makes tighter bends a lot easier. I actually have a set from when I started making my own IC's (before upgrading to a plate chiller)...


HaHa! I haven't taken a picture but I will. I had to construct it and leave it elsewhere so that he doesn't find it. THis stuff is not exactly the easiest stuff to hide. My plumber cousin let me borrow his pipe bending tool which helped immensely! Like I said, just one issue at the very end. I bent it with not enough length for it to stick far enough out of the kettle for my liking so I tried to rebend it. It worked out ok. I'll try to get a picture soon.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #114
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If you make it so that the ends, outside the kettle, are bent so they're facing down, it's better. That way, any drips/leaks will (by virtue of physics and gravity) drip outside the kettle (unless he has the ends inside the kettle rim ).

Sign up for the premium membership (support the site) so you both can access the boneyard and post up some 'interesting' pictures. My eyes, MY EYES!!! lol

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If you make it so that the ends, outside the kettle, are bent so they're facing down, it's better. That way, any drips/leaks will (by virtue of physics and gravity) drip outside the kettle (unless he has the ends inside the kettle rim ).

Sign up for the premium membership (support the site) so you both can access the boneyard and post up some 'interesting' pictures. My eyes, MY EYES!!! lol

Wish I would have know it was okay to have the ends curved down outside the kettle before. That's how it was on accident so I try to straighten it and now it doesn't look as pretty. I just hope its functional. Here are pics of what I have completed so far. I did have a leak when I tested it but I was afraid to tighten the clamos too tight and that was my problem. No leaks now
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #116
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Very nice! Great job :mug

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Well? What the heck happened? I want to see video of him jumping for joy around the Christmas tree like a little boy.

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Well? What the heck happened? I want to see video of him jumping for joy around the Christmas tree like a little boy.
The gift was a success. I think he was a little overwhelmed but happy. he definately wasn't expecting all of it. He ended up with the Blichman pot, my 50' homemade wort chiller which i am so proud of, the homemade mashtun, and a new growler ect for doing yeast starters, topped it off with some hop flavored candy for his stocking and a few bottles of beer! And I got a 6 Qt Kitchenaid so we are all happy!!!

I am sure he will be joining this forum soon to get some all grain brewing advice so hopefully he will love it as much as I have. You guys have all just been great!! Merry Christmas and happy brewing!!
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I've wanted a 6 Qt kitchenaid for years, sounds like you guys did well... Merry Christmas!

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