The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > All Stainless Heatstick design

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
revansCAAD8
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
revansCAAD8's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where We Park It!
Posts: 263
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 148

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by msexton View Post
What is the black material at the top? Is it just foam pipe insulation so you can grab/manipulate without burning your hands?
Yeah that was just pipe insulation when a was working on the design/mock-up. Since I now have a working unit and have ran my first boil test, I don't think it's even needed. Heat didn't run up the SS pipe at all.

Robert
__________________
revansCAAD8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 12:37 AM   #12
revansCAAD8
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
revansCAAD8's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where We Park It!
Posts: 263
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 148

Default

Update: Last night was Brew Day (AG- Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Clone), the new Heat Stick worked great and had no leaks! It may be a bit longer than needed for my BK, however it would also work great in my deeper 10gal HD Mashtun.

20130206_000004280.jpg   20130206_000004274.jpg   20130206_000004287.jpg   20130207_000004289.jpg  
__________________
revansCAAD8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
naga77777
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Oxford, NC
Posts: 440
Liked 53 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 646

Default

YES. My biggest issue with heatsticks was the JB weld.

Thanks for this info

__________________
Brewing Since July 2012 All-grain BIAB
Primary 1: Raging Irish Red
Primary 2: Lilsparky's Nut Brown Ale
Secondary 1: Skeeter Pee
Secondary 2: Air
Kegged: Two Hearted Clone, Graff, BM Centennial Blonde (again :) )
naga77777 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #14
JUST_BREW_IT
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Central IL, Illinois
Posts: 428
Liked 43 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Nice build. What did it end up costing you?

__________________
JUST_BREW_IT is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2013, 03:16 PM   #15
revansCAAD8
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
revansCAAD8's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where We Park It!
Posts: 263
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 148

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JUST_BREW_IT View Post
Nice build. What did it end up costing you?
Well it depends on your configuration but as pictured above:

2" TC Pipe x 20" $38
2" 90 degree Elbow $14
(3) 2" Clamps $22.50
(3) 2" Silicone Gaskets $1.05
Pipe Holder $6 (optional)
Element Adapter $10
ULWD Element $17
Shipping $12
Total : $120.55
*Optional Element Guard Kit $36

Pretty expensive but I have VERY happy with it!

Hope this helps,
Robert
GypsyBrew
__________________

Last edited by revansCAAD8; 02-25-2013 at 03:25 AM. Reason: amount correction
revansCAAD8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2013, 06:24 PM   #16
MooMooBrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Willow Glen, CA
Posts: 171
Likes Given: 1

Default

Sweet build, notice any leaking or seeping?

__________________
MooMooBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2013, 07:38 PM   #17
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 21,822
Liked 899 Times on 600 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Maybe it was mentioned already, but help me out. Why spend that kind of money when installing it though the pot would cost under $10?

__________________
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-25-2013, 01:03 AM   #18
Joshua618
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 67
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I really like using heatsticks instead of an element mounted in the kettle because I remove the heatstick before I whirlpool.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
Maybe it was mentioned already, but help me out. Why spend that kind of money when installing it though the pot would cost under $10?
__________________
Joshua618 is offline
Bobby_M Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2013, 02:57 PM   #19
revansCAAD8
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
revansCAAD8's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where We Park It!
Posts: 263
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 148

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
Maybe it was mentioned already, but help me out. Why spend that kind of money when installing it though the pot would cost under $10?
Bobby, for me I guess it's mainly 'Flexibility'. It can be used in any apparatus -BK, pre-heat/strike/sparge water, even in my MashTun (10Gal Rubbermaid) without modifying any of them. No needed special tools/drill bits and/or chance that I will screw-up damaging my SS pot(s) by drilling the hole(s). Can be used Indoors or Outdoors. All the quality SS parts I used to build this should last a lifetime and can also be used/pulled/re-purposed for other uses/projects (Modularity) and/or future indevors (distilling?).

Maybe not for everyone but we are limited on space & tools and being fully modular is helpful. I'm a happy camper with it.

Robert
__________________
revansCAAD8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #20
revansCAAD8
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
revansCAAD8's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where We Park It!
Posts: 263
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 148

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MooMooBrew View Post
Sweet build, notice any leaking or seeping?
Thank you, only had a leak when I first put the unit together but found I didn't have a TC gasket lined up & clamp tight. I originally thought it was the element seal so order a couple element o-rings from Bobby but actually wasn't needed. 3 full brew sessions so far and and no leaks!

Robert
__________________
revansCAAD8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HLT + Heatstick rasherb Electric Brewing 11 03-08-2011 10:13 PM
Can I Buy a Heatstick? larrynoz Equipment/Sanitation 32 06-10-2010 10:35 PM
Heatstick design help ReverseApacheMaster DIY Projects 9 03-20-2010 04:00 PM
Heatstick First Use lieb2101 DIY Projects 2 03-01-2010 06:18 PM
Looking for heatstick(s) VTBrewer DIY Projects 44 02-27-2009 01:30 AM