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Old 12-18-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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Oh come all ye mockers,
Haters and nay sayers,
Come ye oh come ye to mock, mock, my post

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Old 12-18-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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randyisrad, have you used it yet? How does the PVC stand-up to boiling? Why not go with copper / stainless for the fittings.

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Old 12-18-2010, 08:00 PM   #4
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randyisrad, have you used it yet? How does the PVC stand-up to boiling? Why not go with copper / stainless for the fittings.
Not PVC, it's CPVC and CPVC is fine up to 200 degrees and I'm not going to boil it since it's a false bottom for my MLT.
I didn't go with copper because I'm a cheap-o and I had the CPVC on hand.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:25 PM   #5
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gotcha - I need something for my boil kettle (recently converted keg). With a plate chiller, I need clean wort.

I use paint straning bag and will also use something on the pickup tube once I piece everything together. Hopefuly, the right combo will give me clean wort.

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Old 12-18-2010, 08:32 PM   #6
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I bet if you called it a braid guard or something nobody would make fun of it, looks like a good mod.

What's your sparge method?

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Old 12-19-2010, 04:13 AM   #8
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I don't see any advantage with the colander over the braid. The braid would have been fine without it. Next time save the $4.95 and go braid only.

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Old 12-19-2010, 06:47 AM   #9
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I don't see any advantage with the colander over the braid. The braid would have been fine without it. Next time save the $4.95 and go braid only.
I thought about it, but I figured the strainer would hold up the weight of the grain. Although I do like the savings idea
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:03 AM   #10
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I don't see any advantage with the colander over the braid. The braid would have been fine without it. Next time save the $4.95 and go braid only.
+1

I routinely mash 20-30# of grain on top of a braid, and have never had an issue. A+ for ingenuity though.
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