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Old 02-25-2010, 07:45 PM   #41
Bigscience
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I always recommend fashioning a simple heat shield under a sight glass.
+1 on a heat shield. I would boil wort in the glass and it would shoot out the top like a volcano. Not fun.



 
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:48 PM   #42
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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.
It would be if I were using gas heat, and if my kettle had a thermometer. Fortunately, neither of those are the case.


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Old 02-25-2010, 08:40 PM   #43
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sweet build. that's the tightest coil roll i've ever seen. looking forward to seeing it complete...
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:44 AM   #44
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Not a lot of progress, as I'm pretty broke, but I managed to get the element mounted. The spot to the right that looks like rust is actually a drop of blood from when I pinched the side of my hand between the file and the keg.










So once I add the wires to the element, the Hot Liquor tank is complete.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:34 PM   #45
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Wait Wait Wait!! I see a stainless T on that therm/sight glass setup... THATS BLING!! No fair, false advertising!!

But really, good job man!! I like the dip tube between the element legs... nice
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:21 PM   #46
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Really clean looking system. Keep the updates coming. No new toys for me this month as my "build" fund was absorbed into a "save for car downpayment" fund. Looking foward to updates.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:58 AM   #47
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Well I managed to get the control box wired up and it actually works!

Wonders never cease.

I still gotta add another hole for the thermocouple, this HLT is starting to look like swiss cheese.









Let me know what you think, all comments and criticism is welcomed.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:28 AM   #48
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Love the ammo can. I went with the same thing. Not done yet though.

 
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:14 AM   #49
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Looking good. Just goes to show how much craftsmanship contributes vs. spending lots of money on hardware.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:33 AM   #50
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Well, it's far from being "finished", but we made ten gallons of hefeweizen last weekend. Sorry about the dark pictures, spaced out turning the flash on, and I was a bit

Heating the strike water.


Recirculating the mash

Mashout.

Sparge.

Sweet Wort

Boiling the wort.

Here's a shot of the mash tun. I "nipped" the colander around the edge to eliminate the deadspace issue. Free false bottom FTW!

Using the HEX coil to single pass cool the wort and go straight into the carboys.


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