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Old 02-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #81
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To my knowledge it should be fine. I agree, that is what your two stage regulator is for. Thanks for the pic and links, just wanted to see how folks were going about it. Great build and cheers...wnc

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #82
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Nice build! i am currently trying to figure out my panel mount and was wondering how sturdy yours is? I see that i can get one of those mounts for about $15 on ebay.

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #83
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Still diggin this build. Any action shots yet?

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:04 AM   #84
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working on a tippy dump for the Mash right now.. Pics soon!

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:27 AM   #85
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Nice build! i am currently trying to figure out my panel mount and was wondering how sturdy yours is? I see that i can get one of those mounts for about $15 on ebay.
That mount is reasonable $ and strong! I love it.. Im a little bummed I mounted it only 22" off the ground. I may re-fab that. If you tilt it alot it can loosen the friction screw, so I left the allen on it to adjust it if necessary.. but then again my control panel is pretty big / heavy
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:45 AM   #86
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damn that's nice.

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That all looks very cool, what are you using for your HERMS, is there a coil in on of the keggles? I'm just starting a single tier build and I'm curious what other folks are doing.

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Old 02-22-2012, 02:46 AM   #88
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what did the box tubing run?

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Old 02-22-2012, 04:09 AM   #89
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...snip... (As far as Carmelizing or burning sugars in the drain piping (right on the flame) ) On the BK, I resolve this problem by whirlpooling during the entire boil. I have a 90` angle mounted 3/4 of the way up the keggle and return the wort to the BK making it spin down to the drain. My drain in the BK is set 1" above the bottom (dead middle pointing up) so the trub surrounds the drain but doesnt go in it.. I love it! ...snip...
AWESOME BUILD!!! I'm thinking about cruising down to the Chinese Embassy (HF) and grabbing one of those MIG welders.

Quick question for you re the snippet above: Do you have trouble with vapor lock / pump priming when you do this? I begin pumping in my whirlpool chiller with 15 minutes left in the boil (to sanitize the pump and hose) and I've struggled with pump priming. I have to turn the burner down to get it to prime and then when I turn the burner back up it starts vaporizing in the silicone hose. The issue appears to be the low pressure (suction) generated by the pump and the water/sugar mixture at its boiling point, I think the wort is just boiling within the plumbing. Just curious how you deal with this. Maybe your 'burp' valves help? I've been considering one of these, but I'm worried about it sticking/jamming with the wort...

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That all looks very cool, what are you using for your HERMS, is there a coil in on of the keggles? I'm just starting a single tier build and I'm curious what other folks are doing.
I have 50 feet of Copper coil in the HLT.. Its an Old converted I/Chiller. I also recirculate the water in the HLT from Top to Bottom drain and getting it whilpooling pretty good with an angle fitting on the water in side. Prevents stratification.
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