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Old 01-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #11
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FYI- the 'assembled' pic is showing the ' bottom' side... the slots cut would be facing the floor of the mashtun

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:16 PM   #12
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a couple pix, assembled and broke down for cleaning
Thanks for the pic, getting the same cooler and looking to use a manifold
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:14 PM   #13
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got the cooler, piecing together the parts, just waiting on the fittings

still need to drill holes/cut slots. leaning towards holes

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #14
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how did you end up assembling the faucet to get it leak free?

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:32 PM   #15
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I really like a few manifolds that have been done with the outlet in the center of the manifold and tubed to the bulkhead.

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in the mail today: bulkhead nipple + locknuts + o-rings + ball valve + hose barb

sorry, Bobby_M... your shop was closed

I hooked everything up and at first it looked like it was just a hair too small; the o-rings were being squeezed into the bulkhead.

BUT! the plastic gasket from the cooler's spigot fit on the nipple just fine and looks like it forms a good seal

inside, the manifold is a little tight, longitudinally (I LOVE that word) but that can be good to keep it in place during dough-in.

so, except for drilling holes/cutting slots, my whole rig is ready to go

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I need to place another order with Bobby. I'm just waiting for the grand re-opening.

I did the same - with the original gasket. First I pulled some insulation from around the opening and back filled with some J.B. Weld. I read some had some trouble with the wall collapsing and/or bits of wort or water leaking into the insulation. I just put the whole thing back together last night but have not tested for water tightness.

I now need to make a manifold, but now - after all this - I may change directions and go with a direct fired MLT. I can alway just have a new cooler.

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Longitudinally Thats FUN to say

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conditioning my aluminum kettle figure it's a good time for testing boil-off rate (3 qts/hr) plus how long it takes to reach strike temp (30 minutes) and boil (45 minutes)

also need to test for leaks in the MLT, so I pour that water into the cooler. ambient temp is 43°, pour 185° water in and it settles out at 175°. seeing how it holds temp without the grain (I know... thermal mass, blah blah woof woof). drip. drip. drip.

gonna need some teflon tape

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