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Old 04-08-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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I have on order this


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it is a 3 liter pressure cooker with what looks like a tri-clover type lid. I plan on making a stainless braid/slotted pipe false bottom. I have ordered the dimple tool that greenmonti has used for kegs, and some staybrite 8 and stayclean to solder on a full and half coupling. I am hoping that I can use pellets (mostly) and whole hops when needed.

Has anybody done anything like this. I have only seen a few on here that has made a DIY Hopback.

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:46 AM   #2
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Where did you get it?

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:07 AM   #3
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On ebay, I was trying to find something that can take pressure but was fairly small.
If you search for 3 Liter Pressure Cooker it should come up. It was the smallest thing
I could find for a reasonable amount of money. I am trying to come in under the $100+
for the Blichmann hop rocket, and still be all stainless.

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How about this? http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f16/hop-...l-sale-272995/

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Use it like a grant. Inlet on top, whole hops with a mini false bottom, and an outlet below that

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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So I got it in yesterday along with some pics of how I put it together

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Whatever this thing is I am using it sort of like a strainer

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Drilling holes for the strainer

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Done with the drilling and grinding of the lip around the edge to fit in the canister

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Next I drilled my 7/8" holes and prepped to dimple them and pull some fittings through

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I made a stand so it would be off the bottom and not compress the braided stainless hose.

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Another view of the strainer w/stand

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Here is the braided hose line

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Here with the strainer insert over the braided line

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With some loc-line for now until I figure a better option for a input from the boil kettle.

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Finished assembly now just have to wait for my stainless ballvalve and another camlock fitting

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It is water tight now I just have to wait for the weekend to brew with it. Hopefully I will get all my parts in for my bottom drain MLT and finish my HEX for my HLT.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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