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Old 12-03-2010, 12:55 PM   #41
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:39 PM   #42
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Could you post some detail pics of the insides of the kettles? Thanks.

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:56 PM   #43
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Could you post some detail pics of the insides of the kettles? Thanks.
Sure, I'll try to remember to do it this weekend, but nothing real special in there.

The BK has the Blichmann kettle screen (not the newer hop blocker) at the bottom and a dangling hose on a QD at the top. The hose coils and extends to the bottom so there is no aeration when filling or recirculating the wort.

The MLT has the Blichmann false bottom w/ a similar dangling hose on a QD at the top. The hose lays coiled on top of the grain bed.

The HLT has a pickup tube at the bottom and because I didn't want to drill another hole in the top, it has a U shaped contraption hanging over the side for the recirc return. The inside leg of the U has a SS straight pipe that extends to the bottom. I'm contemplating what I'm going to do to change this though as the return really puts the hot water back near the outlet valve, so I'm sure there is still some temperature stratification going on.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:03 PM   #44
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nice, this is my winter project so interested in seeing all the info about yours

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Old 12-19-2010, 04:35 PM   #45
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What size stainless pipe are you using and what type of fittings do you have for connections on the stainless plumbing?

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Old 12-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #46
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What size stainless pipe are you using and what type of fittings do you have for connections on the stainless plumbing?
It's pretty standard stuff. 1/2" SS pipe with Swagelok compression fittings. I picked the pieces up on Ebay.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:01 AM   #47
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Wow Jon, you weren't kidding when you said you were stepping it up. Looks great!

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Old 12-31-2010, 05:53 AM   #48
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Hey, where did you pick up those handy solenoid ball valves for the liquid transfers?

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Wow Jon, you weren't kidding when you said you were stepping it up. Looks great!
Good to see you here Adam. I've learned a TON from the folks here.
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Hey, where did you pick up those handy solenoid ball valves for the liquid transfers?
FYI - Solenoid valves are different than ball valves. I have solenoid valves on the NG burners, but SS ball valves on the liquid stuff.

http://www.electric-valve.com/ I ordered direct from China. Shipping costs is a killer, but if you get a few people together to order a quantity of them, it makes it worth it.
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