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Old 09-13-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
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Wondering if anyone has ever used them to fashion a manifold for a brew kettle?


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Old 09-13-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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They don't work very well in the boil pot, they clog too easily. You need a course mesh screen and whirpool.


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Old 09-13-2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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Thx. was in Homeless Depot and they caught my eye. I'll stick with screen.
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:32 PM   #4
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Hope this helps! It sure works well for me.

I use a false stainless bottom, but in my boil kettle I insert either a copper or stainless metal scubber. I collect a small amount of wort in a pan to make sure it runs clear, then hook up the wort cooler



 
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Old 09-14-2006, 02:06 AM   #5
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I'm just curious, Thirstyone. Why bother with teflon tape on the fiitings that are inside the kettle? It doesn't seem like it would matter if it leaked a little bit while submerged in wort.

 
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:54 AM   #6
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I'm just curious, Thirstyone. Why bother with teflon tape on the fiitings that are inside the kettle? It doesn't seem like it would matter if it leaked a little bit while submerged in wort.
If you had a dip tube and did not have leak free joints in the pipe fittings, once the liquid level reached the leak, the leak would act as a vacuum breaker and stop the siphon.

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If you had a dip tube and did not have leak free joints in the pipe fittings, once the liquid level reached the leak, the leak would act as a vacuum breaker and stop the siphon.

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Old 09-14-2006, 12:02 PM   #8
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That is correct folks! Don't want the any leaks when drawing every last drop out of the kettle

 
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:49 PM   #9
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Hmmm, where you get the idea to use Chore Boy to filter your elixer?
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A lot of people use them, I've used the copper ones also. I think it works better if you drain from the side and whirlpool so the trub and hops get drawn to the center...



I built a new one with fine mesh screen that works better because it has 2 inlets.



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