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Old 01-03-2013, 01:08 AM   #231
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Jon, I'm very inspired by your build. In fact, I'm attempting to create a similar version... Was there any logic behind using the inline pump versus the center version? From what i've read, the center pump has less issues with priming...?

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:19 PM   #232
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Jon, I'm very inspired by your build. In fact, I'm attempting to create a similar version... Was there any logic behind using the inline pump versus the center version? From what i've read, the center pump has less issues with priming...?
Initially, there was no logic to use the inline versions, as I had two pumps from my old system, so that's what I used. However, as I started planning out my plumbing and where I wanted to put my temp probes, the inline versions ended up being useful for mounting the "T" fitting on the inlet side. This gave me both a front facing connection point for the hose as well as a rear facing connection point for the temp probe.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:49 PM   #233
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Hey JonW I just picked up the steel tubing, I had the guy's there cut it, so my/your stand is taking shape. Your casters are hard core, where did you get them?

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:13 PM   #234
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Hey JonW I just picked up the steel tubing, I had the guy's there cut it, so my/your stand is taking shape. Your casters are hard core, where did you get them?
Good to hear that my stand, I mean, your stand, is coming along!

I love the casters I have. They lock both in swivelling and rolling and are a perfect fit for the 2" tubing. You just slide them in and twist until they are tight. I got them from Derrin at BrewersHardware.com . Since he didn't have them on the website, I just checked with him and he said he will have them back in stock in a couple of weeks.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:57 AM   #235
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Do you think the steel tubing tippy setup would work with a 1bbl system?

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JonW, I have been thinking about your setup and building one like it. I will probably have many questions throughout the project that I will post. Is there any reason to use two valves per pump instead of a three way valve per pump? Thanks for the help.

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #237
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Do you think the steel tubing tippy setup would work with a 1bbl system?
I really couldn't tell you. If I'm doing a bigger beer with 30# of grain, that is probably around 60# wet (or more). How heavy is your mash tun when it's full?

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JonW, I have been thinking about your setup and building one like it. I will probably have many questions throughout the project that I will post. Is there any reason to use two valves per pump instead of a three way valve per pump? Thanks for the help.
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I thought hard about using 3 way valves. At the time, I couldn't find an NPT threaded one at a reasonable cost (they were all BSP). There are also a few benefits to using two way valves. One is that I can top off the BK with water from the HLT if needed, but the 3 ways would block the flow of doing that (going past the MLT). The other thing is that when I flush my lines after brewing, I can attach my water line to one point (far left HLT connection) and progressively flush through the system opening valves. With the 3 ways, you'd have to connect & disconnect your hose to flush each section. In the end, it's just personal preference.
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I haven't purchased a 1bbl mash tun, yet. I was making arrangements to purchase one, but life got in the way lol. However, when I'm ready to buy one I'd like a tippy dump set up, and I really love the way yours works.

I'll find the average weight of a 1bbl mash tun full and get back to you.

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It's alive!!!! Casters are on the way and I have some grinding and painting to do; and weld the last two pieces (that helps). If you didn't share the cut list, I would still be putting this off. Thanks again man!!

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It's alive!!!! Casters are on the way and I have some grinding and painting. If you didn't share the cut list, I would still be putting this off. Thanks again man!!
Very cool! I look forward to seeing your build thread.
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