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Old 07-17-2010, 05:33 AM   #1
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Default Gaptooth Brewhouse is ready for action!

Well it's 99% done, just a few things to button up. I plan to send her on the maiden voyage next saturday. It's powered by 50A GFCI, SSRs on all hot legs, two 4500W elements (one in HLT and one in BK), RIMS has a 3500W element. All running on 220v. All 1/2" stainless plumbing (except the connections to the pump heads where I transitioned from hose barb to SS). Two Iwaki MD-70RLZ (~ 1/3 hp) pumps; I've measured flow rate from one vessel to the next (through the RIMS) at 7.5 gpm at full throttle. It has an Alfa Laval plate chiller (816 square inches) located in the lower left and the small vessel on the ground in front is a hopback that I haven't quite finished. And of course, its BrewTroller controlled. I did a quick test with 5.5 gallons; using the HLT element and the RIMS and was able to raise the water temp 56F in 10 minutes. You'll notice that for the HLT and MT I used the 2" sanke connector on the keg as my drain. A 2" tri-clover fits perfectly; and I don't have any dead space and don't have to worry about losing a siphon.









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Old 07-17-2010, 06:19 AM   #2
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WOW! That's beautiful!! I want.

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Wow, that looks great. I really like the hard plumbing w/ Swagelok fittings. And the finishing touch of a bottle opener proves you have thought of everything. Good luck on the inaugural brew session.

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Very nice Pickles!
Congrats on finishing and good luck next week.

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where did you get those RIMS? They look to be 4" or more diameter. And, I'm too lazy (druk) to read back, what are you using as a heating element.

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Glorious.

Is there a reason the third vessel isn't inverted?

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that looks amazing!

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Glorious.

Is there a reason the third vessel isn't inverted?
Sure is. I'm gonna whirlpool after boil; trub cone will settle in the center and I can draw sweet wort from the side.


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