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Old 12-26-2012, 09:12 PM   #11
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Got to work on the kettle this morning, a little hungover from Christmas...

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Old 12-29-2012, 06:04 PM   #12
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Boiled some hops to see if the filter worked. Seems to do well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #13
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Nice. Keep the pics coming

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #14
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How are you securing the element to the kettle? Is it just a silicone o ring and a 1" locknut on the inside of the kettle? Did you use another o ring on the outside, or is it just the one? I've seen these elements and it doesn't look like there's much thread to catch. Do you use a special element, or a piece to extend the threads? Thanks for any info you can offer.

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How are you securing the element to the kettle? Is it just a silicone o ring and a 1" locknut on the inside of the kettle? Did you use another o ring on the outside, or is it just the one? I've seen these elements and it doesn't look like there's much thread to catch. Do you use a special element, or a piece to extend the threads? Thanks for any info you can offer.
I basically followed the way that Kal does it from theelectricbrewery.com, here is the link to their website on the way they attach the elements. I ordered the stainless 1" NPT nut and o ring from bargainfittings, got the 1.5" ID washer from mcmaster, and then the box from Lowes.

The o ring is on the outside, along with the big washer. There really isn't very much thread to work with, but it was enough and it doesn't leak! I will say that I had to flip the nut over so the groove was facing INTO the kettle, which helped to get it started.

Got to boil some water! Boiled off about 3/4 of a gallon in an hour.
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Cool, that helps. Thanks a bunch for the link. I'd rather secure the element than make a heat stick.

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:44 AM   #17
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Cool, that helps. Thanks a bunch for the link. I'd rather secure the element than make a heat stick.
Of course! Yeah, I really like the cleanness of electric setups. Definitely throw up a link on here if you start a build yourself
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:13 PM   #18
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I made a little platform for the brewery. Still waiting for my GreatBrewEh pump... Not too happy with them.

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Looking great! I bought my pump from a member of the forum so I never had to deal with the Canadians. I do like the pump so far, perfect for these smaller rigs. Good luck!

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:50 AM   #20
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Looking great! I bought my pump from a member of the forum so I never had to deal with the Canadians. I do like the pump so far, perfect for these smaller rigs. Good luck!
I found out there is a dealer on eBay I wish I would have used, but it's too late now. GreatBrewEh claims it will be here next week...
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