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Old 05-13-2009, 08:57 PM   #21
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Back to the topic at hand, I might be wrong but the OPs design can be simplified if he's willing to do some lifting.

Keep the MLT and the BK with the built in coil, lose the HLT as it seems only to be used to hold hot water from the BK while sparging. Instead, mashout as normal and drain mlt into a few pails, then transfer hot water from BK directly into MLT, dump pails into BK and start boil while collecting more wort.

I think at the end of the day, this setup would be a real b*tch to clean up, my boil kettle looks like a cat's arsehole after a brew day, I couldn't imagine trying to clean up the crusties with a built in chiller, but each to their own.

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Old 05-14-2009, 12:04 AM   #22
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Pol has really converted me to electric. Im gonna go all electric this summer, following pol's instructions more or less. I realized that once ive got a pump, my shirron plate chiller will start working, so there wont really be a need for the built in chiller.



 
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:14 AM   #23
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Pol has really converted me to electric. Im gonna go all electric this summer, following pol's instructions more or less. I realized that once ive got a pump, my shirron plate chiller will start working, so there wont really be a need for the built in chiller.
Electric is fun, it is easy, it is clean and it is cheap to operate. You can use it indoors, outdoors... no refilling propane tanks, no noise.

If you need ANY assistance PLEASE PM me if you have any questions. I have helped several HBTers build MY rig, even if you dont build one like mine, I can help though.

Not here to convert ppl to electric brewing, but it is REALLY convenient and easy to get precise control.

 
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:07 AM   #24
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Thanks man, I will be sure to PM you when I've got enough money to do it, Im going to be moving into a house without a garage or level driveway soon, and I want to be able to brew inside.

 
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:09 AM   #25
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Thanks man, I will be sure to PM you when I've got enough money to do it, Im going to be moving into a house without a garage or level driveway soon, and I want to be able to brew inside.
Word...

Catch my webcast brew session on Saturday, it is on Mugulus. SNPA Clone! You can see my rig in action

 
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:14 AM   #26
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Pol - are you live streaming?
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:15 AM   #27
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Pol - are you live streaming?
YES... If it works!

I will be starting at 10am Eastern time.... Saturday! SNPA clone

 
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:50 PM   #28
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Sweet - I'll try to tune in... I've used ustream a couple times to live stream, and so has Dude. Gotta love virtual brew days!
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:10 PM   #29
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Sweet - I'll try to tune in... I've used ustream a couple times to live stream, and so has Dude. Gotta love virtual brew days!
Id be honored to have you tune in! It will be on the E-HERMS and I will be NO CHILLING the wort... I am also having another HBT member over!



 
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