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Old 09-20-2010, 08:12 PM   #41
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1st the "time/cost" folks...REALLY? Waste of time? Isn't that the heart of a DIY, Time>cost? I seriously NEVER add my time in. This is a hobby. Do any of you hunt or fish? Do you average your time into the #'s of meat to determine you are eating a $500.00 bluegill/game bird dinner for 1???

As for the cost. Should someone who is about to make a keggle see this, they can get the cut off wheels I mentioned in my previous post, so the actual cost of this mighty fine DIY is under $10 with the bung...

My other "after thought" on this project was it would be REALLY easy to make the holes in a neat/artistic pattern for a truly personalized piece of equipment. That is the only hind sight I can add in other than make the original "cut top" as big as a hole as possible.

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:24 PM   #42
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Thanks for this diy, i will be doing this to put a fb in boil kettle to help keep some of the hops/break out of the fermenter. As for the negative comments from some, well yea I could buy this, but hell i could buy beer for that matter. Plus diy is very wife friendly as it doesnt generate receipts.
I'm also interested in doing this....I'm assuming you are using a burner on the boil kettle-what do you plan to use in place of the rubber bung in this build?
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:38 PM   #43
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If I factored in my time as an expense, I should've just given sabco and blichmann my credit card and said "One of everything please".

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:47 PM   #44
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If I factored in my time as an expense, I should've just given sabco and blichmann my credit card and said "One of everything please".
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No doubt.

I think this project should be stickied and rec'd

The idea of using it in the boil kettle is AWESOME.

I have to drill mine for a drain. Even if I just drill a hole in the cut out lid for a pickup tube and stuff a steel scrubbie in the sanke dipstick hole, BAM.

Great DIY. Great thread. Really cant believe this isnt in use.

Totally the spirit of DIY!
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Anyone go with the triclamp method with a cap with drilled hole for pick up tube? I was just wondering what size triclamp to use and if it worked well.

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Old 09-21-2010, 12:26 AM   #46
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Nothing I can add to this but I really think the customized hole pattern would be awesome!

You could trace a pattern on there and start drilling. After awhile it will be a Zen experience interspersed with gratuitous swearing when the drill bits snap!

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Anyone go with the triclamp method with a cap with drilled hole for pick up tube? I was just wondering what size triclamp to use and if it worked well.
The flange on a Sanke requires a 2" tri-clamp... I have them on my bottom drain E-HLT and my soon-to-be bottom drain MLT
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I wonder where is the best place to buy the dip tube assembly. I have a boil kettle that I want to put a dip tube in, and I've been looking for the SS type like that but haven't found it for a reasonable price (It's SS so there may not be any reasonable price!)

Or should I just go with copper since it's cheaper and just as easy if not easier?

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I wonder where is the best place to buy the dip tube assembly. I have a boil kettle that I want to put a dip tube in, and I've been looking for the SS type like that but haven't found it for a reasonable price (It's SS so there may not be any reasonable price!)

Or should I just go with copper since it's cheaper and just as easy if not easier?
Ok, I will now, again, shamelessly plug barginfittings.com here. They sell all the SS parts for this as reasonably priced as I could track down and shipping is $5 if you choose the USPS flat rate. You can even order the stainless dip tube custom bent the way you need it...

I am a stainless steel whore. I love SS and with an all SS setup you never need to worry about it...ever.

I dislike copper/brass because I have seen mixed metals cause corrosion but this is really only a concern if aluminum is involved...IMO it is better to just go SS and never need to replace the part again...
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Oh, I forgot about them! I'll have to head over and start deciding on how I want to build this stuff. I'm not terribly concerned about using copper for the MLT or BK. I may also be able to get some stuff from the scrapyard if they haven't sold it all yet. I think they had some stuff that would be good for fluid transfer and RIMS tubes. Just have to decide on fittings.

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