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  • Posted in thread: Tube & Shell Heat Exchanger on 01-16-2016 at 12:02 AM
    If the hex is vertical and you have the wort enter from the top, you will have almost zero
    waste left in chiller. You'd need to "fill" the hex before chilling, then flow at a rate that
    would not evacu...

  • Posted in thread: Tube & Shell Heat Exchanger on 01-15-2016 at 12:10 PM
    Wow, that StillDragon looks like what I was trying to build....I still think the tubes should
    be smaller and more numerous. As a condenser it just needs to take ethanol gas and return it to
    liquid, ri...

  • Posted in thread: Tube & Shell Heat Exchanger on 01-11-2016 at 06:36 PM
    Sorry guys, I guess I kind of dropped off the map! I tried it out a few times and it didn't
    really blow my hair back...IIRC it took 15-20 mins to chill about 6 gallons of wort from
    boiling to ~100F......

  • Posted in thread: "Numb Tongue Brewery" my 1 Barrel Home Brewery on 12-21-2015 at 01:59 AM's things? :p

  • Posted in thread: Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever! on 11-20-2015 at 08:53 PM

  • Posted in thread: Does nobody use a grant? on 09-09-2015 at 01:30 AM
    Low tech, high effect. Well done!

  • Posted in thread: Prototype Previews: Hopback and Heat Stick on 03-01-2015 at 02:56 PM
    A bushing might be a nice solution....internal threads would be 1/2" FPT allowing you to thread
    it over existing 1/2" MPT camlocks, and the outside threads would be would still be
    able to k...

  • Posted in thread: How to use 120 ft of copper for a chiller on 12-06-2014 at 01:12 AM
    If you don't do the ribcage style (looks pretty effective though) at least make the IC a wider want as many coils as you can get under the surface and as much room to
    whirlpool as poss...

  • Posted in thread: Prototype Previews: Hopback and Heat Stick on 12-03-2014 at 11:50 AM
    How is everyone implementing their RTD/Thermocouple? It looks as if you could put a port for
    one on the body of the hotrod pointing straight up or sideways....but I guess if it used NPT
    threads there ...

  • Posted in thread: Storage Storage Storage.... on 11-14-2014 at 03:47 PM
    I've seen a vessel rack built along the top of a garage wall.....really just a shelf with 2x4's
    and plywood. That gets the bulky stuff out of the way. I personally use a cart with wire allo...

September 17, 2009  •  03:55 AM
Hey Scuba Steve,

I tried contacting you via PM but it said you box was full. I hope you don't mind me leaving a contact here...

I was wondering if you could give me some advice in building my own wood rig. I really like a lot about your old setup and wanted to pick your brain if you are open to that...

What were the dimensions that you went with?

If you built it a second time would you change the dimensions? (fo