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Old 11-08-2011, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default New conical set up, what do you think?

After much saving I am the proud new owner of a Brewhemoth conical. I had them do a couple of additions. I had a 1.5" ferule added to the back for a thermowell. I went with 4 legs instead of 3. I also went with stainless steal legs 1' longer than normal. They welded the posts for the legs far enough apart for a heating pad to fit.

After seeing all of the shiny polished keggles I decided to polish my Brewhemoth. It took the better part of a day to polish it and the legs, but it was worth it.




I hooked the chiller up to a submersible pump in a cooler. I freeze 2 and 1.5 liter bottles of water and put them in the cooler. It maintains a temp of 40 degrees.


At least I got an approval from my brew buddy!

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very nice, my envy is at the moment annoying my wife. what is going in there first?

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Bullets and beer! Winning combo. Nice can, looks great.

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I made a CIP system from parts from Brewers Hardware and Amazon. I got a 5" stainless nipple and a 4" plate. I had a friend cut a hole in the plate with a plasma cutter and he welded the nipple halfway though the plate. I attached a street elbow on top and a spray ball on the bottom. I used a 1.2 horse trash pump in a bucket and a 1 1/4" hose to connect everything. It sprays everything well and works well with 3 gallons of oxyclean.




One day later I was able to empty nasty trub.



So what do you think? Any suggestions on my setup to make it better? In the future I want to put a glycol tank in the freezer of my kegorator.

By the way, there is no way I could be doing this without everyone on here. I started brewing less than 4 years ago. The learning that I have received in less than one year one being here greatly surpasses the other three years combined. My beer is better than ever and thanks to everyone here for that! Cheers!

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very nice, my envy is at the moment annoying my wife. what is going in there first?
It is a cream ale with white labs 060 American Ale blend. It is ale and lager yeasts all together.
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That's my other hobby.
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Very nice, you did a good job with the polishing

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How does your chiller work?

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There is a stainless coil that is attached to the lid. A pump pumps cold water from the cooler into the coil which cools the fermenting beer. I have a temp controller controlling the pump.
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How did you do the polish? Did you use bobbm's method? Also did you do any of the inside? I'm trying to figure out a dremel version to polish the bottom seem area on the inside. I can reach it but not sure what to use on the dremel somehow to do it.

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