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Old 02-19-2008, 03:54 PM   #11
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Ok, I'm just going to wait to see if there's anyone who actually has used a mani made with an 1/8" cutoff wheel. Did it work or did it fail?

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Old 02-19-2008, 05:24 PM   #12
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I don't have that kind of manifold but could you get a supply line for a washing machine and take off the stainless braid and put it around your manifold?

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Old 02-19-2008, 05:29 PM   #13
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I think he meant spring bender.



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Old 02-19-2008, 05:36 PM   #14
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I would make a jig like a radial arm saw or something to hold a Dremel motor and use one of these blades, seems the fine tooth looks best.

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Old 02-19-2008, 05:42 PM   #15
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U are correct sir. I have a bad finger to brain disconnect.

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:55 PM   #16
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I think he meant spring bender.

Well, if this new manifold fails in my rectangular cooler, I'll get one of those benders and make a circular copper mani out of it for use in a keggle.

One of my brewing buddies pointed out that if this new manifold fails to adequately stop particulate, we can run out into a long nylon grain bag. So I'll be trying to use this next time (which sadly won't be until Mar 9!).
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:38 AM   #17
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So we brewed with this manifold last weekend. It worked but I think those slots are just a little bit too big. We vorlaufed five gallons or so and could still see chunks of husk and grain in there, so we ran off through a long nylon grain bag. The bag didn't actually catch a whole lot of stuff, but I'm sure we should be glad it wasn't in the kettle.

I guess I'm going to remake it with a thinner wheel on my grinder. The other option would be to cover the copper tubes with S/S braid, but that would probably be more expensive than just buying another $13 tube and a few thin wheels.

On the plus (?) side we drained the mash and the batch sparge about as fast as the cooler would drain if it were just full of water.

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I would make a jig like a radial arm saw or something to hold a Dremel motor and use one of these blades, seems the fine tooth looks best.

http://cgi.ebay.com/4-Sets-Circular-...QQcmdZViewItem
Seems dangerous trying to use a toothed cutter like that. Soft copper should be no match for the standard dremel cutter head.

http://www.mytoolstore.com/dremel/ezaccs.html
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So am I doomed to failure with this rig, or is it worth trying?
The cooper always has scrap value. Not sure of exact figures but, if people will steal it like they are, it must be pretty good.
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Go to H Depot and get a paper thin cut off wheel for your grinder. It will cut 1/16" slots, wort clears in a quart or two.

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