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Old 03-13-2008, 04:28 PM   #21
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Don't forget the lube when you go to a boating store because you're going to be bent over the counter. Serious markup.
Not always. My local guy has some heavy markup, but when I take into account shipping, it's no different. And there are places around the province that sell for much cheaper. Around Nova Scotia anyway. Lots of marine suppliers means better prices.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:33 PM   #22
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It's about location I suspect. I have a Mcmaster location so close that shipping is cheap. Most boating places around here are highly inflated. It's still a good source if you have nothing else though.

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Old 03-13-2008, 04:35 PM   #23
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Nice thinking Bobby. I think this is going to work great. Have you tested it with water to see what kind of flow rate you get with the pump?
I've been focusing most of my scant time on the stand and burners. I literally spend like 15 minutes in the garage a night. Pathetic. I have to break the whole thing down one more time for a better paint job, then it's on to testing. I might just do a simple 5 gallon batch of pale ale to test things out.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:01 PM   #24
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guess its because I live on the Hudson river that every auto Parts store has a boat section. So much comp that the prices are not bad.

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Old 03-15-2008, 04:07 AM   #25
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A little OT, but how in the hell did you polish your keggle up like that? It looks fantastic!

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=54025&highlight=polishing
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:28 PM   #27
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I'm finally bumping this to confirm that it indeed works fine as a separation medium for constant recirculation. I was flowing it with the march pump's valve about half open the whole time and it even flowed well at full open during runnings. I'm still converting over to a false bottom but only because I want to leave my options open for fly sparging and I'd feel a little better with liquid only in the bottom of the keg.

I hit 92% mash/lauter efficiency today on a 1.051 beer.

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Old 05-24-2008, 09:30 PM   #28
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Are you going to use a full false bottom? I'm about to upgrade mine to a 15". I hope that it'll work better with recirculating the mash. The 9" or 10" FB I've got right now wants to stick during recirculation sometimes, especially when using wheat.

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Old 05-25-2008, 01:26 PM   #29
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Yup, I ordered a 15" from Jaybird.

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Old 05-28-2008, 04:33 PM   #30
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I am definitely adding a braid to my system. Last beer I made had 5# of wheat and I had to blow into the drain tubing to unclog the dang thing, twice!!! So, this sounds just like the ticket under my false bottom to solve my reoccurring problem. I gravity drain so I don't have the suction of a pump working for me, but this is going to work so much better I feel with the braid.

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