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Old 12-20-2011, 02:00 AM   #1971
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Yes, I plan on batch sparging for now.

It's only a 5 gal cooler. But for $21.88, it will do for now.

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Old 12-21-2011, 07:53 AM   #1972
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That looks beast fam. I was going to go all stainless too but got the wrog parts so to speak. What are the pieces? here is my new and improved joint, not as pretty but now leakproof. I have a 1/2 stainless ball valve so any help in terms of extra parts let me know. blessings
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Got mine built today and did a leak test. ALL GOOD!

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Old 12-21-2011, 08:10 AM   #1973
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Got mine built today and did a leak test. ALL GOOD!

All the SS parts came from bargainfittings.com
Well done!
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:42 PM   #1974
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That looks beast fam. I was going to go all stainless too but got the wrog parts so to speak. What are the pieces? here is my new and improved joint, not as pretty but now leakproof. I have a 1/2 stainless ball valve so any help in terms of extra parts let me know. blessings


Your image wasn't showing, so I re-posted it for you.

Here's the bulkhead kit I went with. I went with the standard coupling as the inside fitting, 1.5" nipple, 3 piece SS ball valve, no hose barb and one extra SS washer. From the outlet of the ball valve I have a 1/2" street elbow attached to a 1/2" SS camlock F style fitting. Then I have a 1/2" SS camlock B style fitting attached to a 1/2" NPT female x 1/2" hose barb. Which is attached to the hi-temp tube with a hose clamp.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:07 PM   #1975
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Just curious if there was a reason you went with a 1/2" SS camlock B style fitting attached to a 1/2" NPT female x 1/2" hose barb instead of just using a C style camlock fitting for the female hose end connections?

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Old 12-21-2011, 06:45 PM   #1976
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Just curious if there was a reason you went with a 1/2" SS camlock B style fitting attached to a 1/2" NPT female x 1/2" hose barb instead of just using a C style camlock fitting for the female hose end connections?
Just personal preference really. I suppose if I change thing around in the future it will easier to re-use the part somewhere else.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:20 PM   #1977
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Does anyone know if its ok to use a grade 5 washer instead of the stainless? I looked everywhere for the illusive stainless fender washer and can't find it without ordering online. I want to brew tomorrow. Hope its safe to use.

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If its on the outside, I don't see a problem with it - it's not coming in contact with the wort. May rust faster, but you can just replace it.

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No it would actually be the one on the inside that is in contact with the wort. I also found a neoprene rubber washer. I might try that if all else fails.

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Does anyone know if its ok to use a grade 5 washer instead of the stainless? I looked everywhere for the illusive stainless fender washer and can't find it without ordering online. I want to brew tomorrow. Hope its safe to use.
I used one a couple of times until I could find a stainless washer.

It hasn't killed me yet...

BTW, if there is an Ace Hardware nearby, you can get a stainless washer there.
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