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Old 03-04-2010, 02:57 AM   #1
egaberik
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So I am getting my first all grain setup up and running piece by piece and after setting my HLT up with a weldless sight gauge/thermometer and a ball valve with a stainless steel dip tube I decided to test it out for leaks. All went well there but upon draining the output of water stopped at around at the top of my dip tube leaving about 2" of water in the keggle. Now this wasn't with a pump just pure letting the water flow out but shouldn't I be able to almost drain it completely to the bottom with just gravity? Excuse me if I am way off with this but this is my first setup like this and don't know what to expect from it.

On actual brew day I will have a pump to aide me so I don't know if that will create the suction needed to drain the rest. Thanks for the help.

 
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:00 AM   #2
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Umm did you have a hose on the outlet? If not, you didnt have a siphon... if you DID, that means your dip tube isnt tight enough and it is sucking air and ruining the siphon.

 
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:04 AM   #3
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Umm did you have a hose on the outlet? If not, you didnt have a siphon... if you DID, that means your dip tube isnt tight enough and it is sucking air and ruining the siphon.

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Old 03-04-2010, 03:11 AM   #4
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Man I am dumb I did not have a hose connected on the outlet but I did have the nipple on there. Hopefully the hose was the problem. I am waiting on my tubing in the mail so I will test that out ASAP. Thanks for the quick responses.

 
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:12 AM   #5
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Man I am dumb I did not have a hose connected on the outlet but I did have the nipple on there. Hopefully the hose was the problem. I am waiting on my tubing in the mail so I will test that out ASAP. Thanks for the quick responses.
That was the problem, no siphon.

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Old 03-04-2010, 03:12 AM   #6
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Man I am dumb I did not have a hose connected on the outlet but I did have the nipple on there. Hopefully the hose was the problem. I am waiting on my tubing in the mail so I will test that out ASAP. Thanks for the quick responses.
Its sure to have been the lack of tubing then.

Prost.

 
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