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Old 06-14-2007, 09:09 PM   #11
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I'm going to use the calibrated pitcher I got from Northern Brewer, fill the pot with water a gallon at a time, and make a calibrated stick to measure wort depth in 1/2 gallons

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Old 06-14-2007, 09:13 PM   #12
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Yep, looks like a BAAP. (Big A$$ Aluminum Pot) Follow the Birds advice.

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Welcome to the BAAP club! (Check out my gallery) Those puppies are big enough that you can drill and tap them and not have to use a bulkhead. I used 1/2" ball valves on mine. I don't have a picture of them with the taps in my gallery, but if you're interested I can snap a shot for you.

I think you'll find that your measuring stick will more likely be graduated in gallons rather than half gallons. One gallon in that size of pot isn't much of a change in depth.

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Old 06-14-2007, 09:29 PM   #14
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Now you just need a hi-tech measuring device for accurate brewing.

May I suggest something along the lines of......

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Old 06-14-2007, 10:15 PM   #15
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BierMuncher, I'm so glad you're a member of our community. You make my ghetto-gear look high-class by comparison!

Yea. I can't wait for the ghetto beer filter unit.

Will there be a car radiator involved? an aquarium and filter?
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:19 PM   #16
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Welcome to the BAAP club! (Check out my gallery) Those puppies are big enough that you can drill and tap them and not have to use a bulkhead. I used 1/2" ball valves on mine. I don't have a picture of them with the taps in my gallery, but if you're interested I can snap a shot for you.

I think you'll find that your measuring stick will more likely be graduated in gallons rather than half gallons. One gallon in that size of pot isn't much of a change in depth.
I figured that, about the depth/gallon change.

And I would defientely like to see a shot of the tapped ball-valve.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:24 PM   #17
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Yea. I can't wait for the ghetto beer filter unit.

Will there be a car radiator involved? an aquarium and filter?
I was thinking a big bag of charcoal wrapped in cheese cloth...stuffed halfway through a 4" piece of PVC.

Pour the cloudy beer in one end and out the other ends comes the "magic"...

I'll keep you posted on the results
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:54 AM   #18
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I was thinking a big bag of charcoal wrapped in cheese cloth...stuffed halfway through a 4" piece of PVC.

Pour the cloudy beer in one end and out the other ends comes the "magic"...

I'll keep you posted on the results
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So here's the pot with the valve. I used a half inch ball valve and a half inch npt (pipe thread) fitting. I drilled the pot and used an NPT tap just far enough so that the pipe was able to thread about 2-1/2 turns. I then wrapped the threads in Teflon tape and cranked it in. I gave it enough torque that there's no way it will leak and the Teflon tape provides a barrier between the steel pipe and the aluminum body so that I don't get the oxidation-reduction corrosion effect.

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... close up of the valve from the outside.


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