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Old 08-19-2006, 03:06 PM   #1
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Cheyco or other CFC users,
So this morning is my 1st test drive with the CFC. I got the mash going currently and was testing the CFC with some boiled water. I knew I had to use gravity to work through this but with a 15g keggle on a turkey fryer (valve about 24" off the ground, and then the CFC; how in the heck am I going to get this to flow thru into a carboy? Lifting the full keggle up higher isn't a very safe thing. I'm hung over and not thinking straight or do you actually use a pump?!?



 
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Old 08-19-2006, 03:15 PM   #2
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Hmm, I lift my kettle when I use my CFC, sorry. Have you tried digging a hole for your carboy?

Like you said, unless you have a pump you will have to lift it. All you need to get it to work is to have the final liquid level of the carboy be lower than the keggle's, if it's not, you're screwed.


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Old 08-19-2006, 03:23 PM   #3
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Yup - I think I'l rig up my keggle on a stand for the boil. I'd rather lift it when it's at 150 degrees than when it's at 210. Other than that, it worked about as good as I could expect for a couple gals running through it. Went down to 85 which is the best I'd get with my immersion. Summer tap water sucks out here.

I want to move up to 10g eventually. I think a pump will then be required...

 
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:31 PM   #4
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I recommend using some cinder blocks to raise your burner/keggle system. I've seen plenty of picks with folks doing that. Sturdy and fireproof. I hope your burner has 4 legs.

 
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:33 PM   #5
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Yup - I think I'l rig up my keggle on a stand for the boil. I'd rather lift it when it's at 150 degrees than when it's at 210. Other than that, it worked about as good as I could expect for a couple gals running through it. Went down to 85 which is the best I'd get with my immersion. Summer tap water sucks out here.

I want to move up to 10g eventually. I think a pump will then be required...
Make a wort wizard. You can do it for under 10 bucks (provided you have soem other misc parts/pieces laying around) and I swear it works.
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:48 PM   #6
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I forgot about the wort wizard. Will look into that before the next batch. Pic below is just downright scary and wasn't an easy task.



Why not 3-leg Ed?

 
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:55 PM   #7
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I used to use old pallets to get a little more height out of things. . . of course, you'd have to rig up some sort of stand to use your burner with. . .. which would negate the need for pallets. . .

hmm. that's a tough one. . .
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:01 PM   #8
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Why not 3-leg Ed?
3 legged turkey fryers are not as stable as 4 legged ones. Bump one accidentally and you can knock it over. As I've said before, you probably won't burn your house down with 212 degree wort, but you can burn yourself or someone else.

 
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If you take you CFC and open the vlave till you see wort coming out of it the raise the height of the cfc with the carboy end still in the carboy then you can still get it to work. Works on the same principle of siphoning. As long as you have enough felxible tubing attached to each end of the cfc.
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:17 PM   #10
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If you take you CFC and open the vlave till you see wort coming out of it the raise the height of the cfc with the carboy end still in the carboy then you can still get it to work. Works on the same principle of siphoning. As long as you have enough felxible tubing attached to each end of the cfc.

Unless the kettle is too low to begin with...


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