Nothing special really, but I'm proud of it
Dremel made fast work of that manifold.
Can't wait to start brewing some big heavy beers in this bad boy!
Huge upgrade from my old 5 gallon cylindrical tun!
That thing is nice my friend.
I can't wait to try it out! I imagine it's maiden voyage will be a nice dry stout for St. Paddy's
using a manifold like this is so much better that the SS braided hose. I also like how it is a snug fit in the cooler, little chance of a mash paddle knocking it loose.
I only went with the manifold because it's such a large cooler.
I have a steel braid in my 5 gallon round tun and I love it!
It has never given me any trouble whatsoever and always gives me a nice clear run off.
This will be my first time using a manifold so I look forward to comparing the two for myself.
Looks good! I'm considering making a similar uprade as well. Been using a 5 gal igloo, but, I think I want something bigger! What'd that cooler run ya?
Just one question, sorry if its stupid. Is the manifold PVC, and if yes aren't you a little worried about it leeching chemicals and stuff into your mash? As far as I know PVC is not food safe.
I'm no plumber, but I believe its CPVC... If that makes any difference.. like I said, not a plumber! Lol
It's cpvc, which is more dense and made for use in high temperatures, so no worries there.
That cooler was pretty cheap, around $35 on Amazon.
Any specific reason for using T's on the outside corners instead of using 90° elbows?