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Old 07-23-2010, 05:03 AM   #11
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What was the inaugural brew?
My IPA, "John the Fearless". It's a nice spin off from Pliny the Elder but apparently John the Fearless was said to be the first person who used hops in malt beverages. I thought it was very fitting.
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:24 AM   #12
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Awesome, I absolutely loved the feeling of brewing on my brutus for the first time. If only mine looked as good as yours.

I am raising a glass to your success

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Old 07-23-2010, 06:01 AM   #13
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Absolutely beautiful! I will be referring to this when I can afford to make my own.

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:52 PM   #14
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:57 PM   #15
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very nice, very nice indeed!

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:40 PM   #16
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so your BK has a false bottom, but there is a copper tube connected to the bottom ball valve? no dip tube?

also, do you happen to remember the part number for that compression elbow fitting? i've got the same sparge arm but have been trying to come up with a way to integrate it to my brutus. great work!

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That's freaking beautiful man, Im very jealous.

What's the copper tube suggestion that made your beer super clear? Ive never head of this.

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so your BK has a false bottom, but there is a copper tube connected to the bottom ball valve? no dip tube?

also, do you happen to remember the part number for that compression elbow fitting? i've got the same sparge arm but have been trying to come up with a way to integrate it to my brutus. great work!
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That's freaking beautiful man, Im very jealous.

What's the copper tube suggestion that made your beer super clear? Ive never head of this.
The BK has the false bottom to filter out the hops since I use whole leaf hops. The drain is on the bottom underneath the false bottom. The copper is there to help remove sulfur in the boil, it contributes to yeast health, and helps with maillard reactions. The copper doesn't help make the wort clear. The constant recirculation during the mash is what I believe helped clarity the most.

The compression elbow from was from McMaster http://www.mcmaster.com/#52245k835/=838z27
I'm going to throw together a parts list in the near future if anyone is interested.
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[QUOTE=schweaty;2177933]The BK has the false bottom to filter out the hops since I use whole leaf hops. The drain is on the bottom underneath the false bottom. The copper is there to help remove sulfur in the boil, it contributes to yeast health, and helps with maillard reactions. The copper doesn't help make the wort clear. The constant recirculation during the mash is what I believe helped clarity the most.

I see..So you still have the regular dip tube going through the FB and to the ball valve? Never heard of the copper idea, but if you just made your siphon dip tube out of copper, would that be sufficient to help reduce sulfur?

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Wow, sweet build!!!! My stand is getting welded and I hope mine turns out half as good as yours!! Thanks for posting the pics, a part list would be nice to see if you get time. I also have bugged Kladue with many a pm and he is so patient with my sometimes very stupid questions, and he is always eager to help. There are many others to that are eager to help and this forum is the best!

Schweaty I might be bugging you with pm's also as I continue building my system!

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