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Old 04-23-2009, 04:12 AM   #1
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Just wondering....Is anyone using the copper drain in a MLT to inject steam and raise the temp...?

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:59 AM   #2
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I would think that the slots would let to much steam out at the beginning so you would have one really hot spot......

But then again I been to lazy/broke to build my steam injection setup so I dunno

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:40 AM   #3
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My pressure cooker just arrived...Let the testing begin...

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:10 PM   #4
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/easy...-system-25974/

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:27 PM   #5
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I understand I can add another manifold...but in keeping with the principle of KISS...
What would happen if you put a t on the outside of the cooler and add the steam there...
and get rid of the copper circle...

So I did it...120 to 150 in 12 min
120 to 165 in 15 min

One thing I found strange...The manifold bubbled when I first started. But as it warmed up...
Water started boiling in the t...
It sent bubbles back up the water line...and the entire manifold became a heating element...
I think I will add a check valve on the steam in line...but it works now...
I know wart heats up faster than water...and the water will heat faster if I stir it...
SO FAR ...SO GOOD !

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:32 PM   #6
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Here is a pic.

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:35 PM   #7
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Is your manifold 1/2" copper?
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:38 PM   #8
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Yep...I put a thread in DIY called 5 gal MLT....
I just added steam injection and power stiring to the standard 5 gal MLT...

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:45 PM   #9
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Mad max at work...

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:54 PM   #10
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I like the concept of what you're doing - but the plastic lines for transferring steam, with nothing but barbs holding it together - just kind of scares me.

 
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