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Old 02-06-2010, 07:04 PM   #31
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Looks can be deceiving


Crap! I'll have to remedy that by plumbing it with old garden hose or something.
Garden hose, would be awesome!

 
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:23 AM   #32
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Here's a shot of the Hot Liquor Tank and Mash Tun



Sight glass/thermos from bargain fittings.



Here's some shots of the Mash Tun. I used an old colander for the "false bottom" The holes are 1/8 inch, which seems a tad large, does anyone know if this will be too large, or will it grab the husks?






And here's a shot of the Hot Liquor Tank with the Thermometer probe.

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Old 02-08-2010, 03:58 AM   #33
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I think most false bottoms are 3/32 so 1/8 may be too big. You may be able to let your bed settle and then recirculate to set it up but it also looks like you need way more holes as well. You could add some at 5/32 on center.

 
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:27 PM   #34
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Interesting falsie idea. I used to have a folding steamer basket as a falsie, it worked REALLY well. This looks much like the same idea. Should work fine, I mean, people get away with SS braids. I am curious about how the geometry will affect the lauter.

 
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:28 PM   #35
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I'll at least be adding holes around the bottom to avoid it pooling up around the lip. I'll use it as is during the test run.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:08 PM   #36
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How is the build coming Klyph?
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:55 PM   #37
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Waiting on my orders from Mcmaster Carr and Bargain Fittings. I still need to order the bits for the control box. Been lazy lately.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:30 PM   #38
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Cool. My "build" consists of 7 tri-clover fittings that swagman made up for me earlier in the month. That saturated my budget for the build for this month. Though next month I think I will be purchasing another 200 dollars worth of fittings from McMaster and Bargain fittings.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:45 PM   #39
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Do you think the thermometer will be affected by the burner since it is fairly close to the bottom of the kettle? I need to drill out my kettle for a therm/sight glass and have been wondering where to drill the hole.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:09 PM   #40
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I always recommend fashioning a simple heat shield under a sight glass.
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