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Old 05-20-2010, 03:28 AM   #31
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Here's my baby. Fashioned from a 15 gallon HDPE drum.




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Old 05-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #32
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This is my MLT, there are many like her, but this one is mine!






I like the cap in the end of your braid. Pretty slick and simple.


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Old 05-20-2010, 03:13 PM   #33
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Awesome, I can't believe I missed that the first time I saw your post.

This is my mash tun, this is my gun. This is for brewing, this is for fun.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:41 AM   #34
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I like the cap in the end of your braid. Pretty slick and simple.
Thank you,I was looking for a nice way to weigh the braid, and this seemed the best option IMO.

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Awesome, I can't believe I missed that the first time I saw your post.

This is my mash tun, this is my gun. This is for brewing, this is for fun.
Awesome! I was hoping someone would catch it...great movie!
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:45 PM   #35
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I've gone through a bunch. This is most of them.



I did my first AG in this zapap.


My old fly sparge set up. I got the bottom for Jaybird. I beat it over a paint can to dome it up.



I heat molded the dip tube in the PEX. This worked very well.



This is my current MLT. It's been used over a hundred times now. Works like a champ. It is a little better than a braid. It has siphon to less than 1/4 inch and is more rigid.
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:04 PM   #36
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Technically speaking, it's a Lauter Tun, because I direct fire the mash on the stove-top.
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can anyone offer me advice or a finished product where this is used as a MT? it will be part of a HERMS setup, so it will not be direct fired allowing me to put in a bottom drain.

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Here's mine, a 70qt Coleman Xtreme cooler. A 1/2" SS bolt weighs down the free end of the 3/4" SS water heater braid.





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can anyone offer me advice or a finished product where this is used as a MT? it will be part of a HERMS setup, so it will not be direct fired allowing me to put in a bottom drain.
Invert the keg and use the spear opening as your bottom drain utilizing tri-clover fittings. Then cut the bottom (now the top) of the keg out to dump in grain. Cutting through the rubber coating may get ugly.


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