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Old 08-19-2006, 07:56 PM   #11
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Unless the kettle is too low to begin with...
Yeah, but he said the bottom of his kettle was 24" off the ground. That's high enough to drain to another sanke even.
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:50 PM   #12
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The whole day was a f'ing mess. Keg gravity issue as seen in picture. Stand started bowing making me really panic (put a support underneath in case). I forgot to put the mash manifold in; not that big of a deal, dump and install and put mash back in. Biggest problem was I forgot to put in my kettle filter so using the CFC was a mess. 4oz of hops for the LWPA. Creative thinking finally got it done through the cfc. Oh yea, I busted my auto-siphon. 1st time I didn't take gravities and don't give a crap. Somehow I still made beer.

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Old 08-19-2006, 11:28 PM   #13
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I had my manifold detach from where it attatches to the ball valve ( the only peice not soldered so I can remove for cleaning) and I used brand new chemical/liquid gloves to reach in and reattach.

Thos are those big honkin' green or blue gloves with a light fleece lining. Used for handling caustics.
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:44 PM   #14
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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.
Didn't you have a write-up thread on yours? I searched and can't seem to locate it...

 
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Old 08-20-2006, 04:12 PM   #15
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Here it is, post #5.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:58 PM   #16
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Yeah so I have to revive an old thread. Is there any concern about allowing air bubbles into the cold water path of the CFC? This is effectively reducing the water to wort surface area and potentially reducing the cooling effects of the chiller as far as my logic goes.
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:51 PM   #17
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Yeah so I have to revive an old thread. Is there any concern about allowing air bubbles into the cold water path of the CFC? This is effectively reducing the water to wort surface area and potentially reducing the cooling effects of the chiller as far as my logic goes.
Since the water is flowing pretty healthy through it, I don't think you'll have a problem. If the wort is coming out a little warm, you're going to increase the flow (less air/bubbles)

 
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Wait. Maybe I wasn't clear enough. The wort wizard and other venturi based suction devices work by creating a low pressure zone by flowing air or water passed a hole. In this case, that hole is connected to a carboy cap to create a vaccum.

Just as I typed this I realized the answer. You put the venturi on the output of the CFC instead of the input. DUH!
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Aye - I don't have a wort wizard yet, but need one. It's too slow of a feed w/o one and my last batch was a nightmare (pellets). But you are right. They go on the output of the CFC.

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