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Old 05-03-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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Was setting up for today's brewday last night, when I noticed the Igloo cooler E-HLT decided to stop not-leaking-like-an-f-ing-civ...

So, 10:30p and I have a dilemma... Try to seal up the cooler or bust out the angle grinder and go to town on the spare keg I have been saving for a bottom drain E-HLT? Well, just ask my neighbors what happened.....

Around 11:30p, the bottom was off and i couldn't find the step bit... Woke up at 8a this morning and headed to Harbor Freight... Was home by 9:45a and was drilling away... Wired by 10:30a and leak tested around 11a... Cleaned it out and voila` the brew day was a success....





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Old 05-03-2010, 12:18 AM   #2
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Very nice, probably what Ill eventually do as soon as I get a few more kegs!


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Old 05-03-2010, 12:24 AM   #3
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Yeah, think I am going with a similar setup for a mash tun with a false bottom and no element...
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:34 AM   #4
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What size tri clover did you attach to the bottom of the keggle? I really like that solution. Has anyone else tried this set up?
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:44 AM   #5
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Wow, that is freaking awesome! I wish I had your mad scientist skills.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:55 AM   #6
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The tri-clover is a 2" tri to a 1/2" male NPT...

As far as mad scientist skills, read into some of the other things people are doing in here... I am the kid with the baking soda / vinegar volcano at the 12th grade science fair compared to those guys...

Hehehe...

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Old 05-03-2010, 01:19 AM   #7
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I've been thinking about doing this, but I want to run mine out through the skirt. I'll probably skip the triclover.
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:24 AM   #8
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So you would just drill a hole in the actual bottom of the keg and do the elbow there? That would work as well, I just figured the tri-clamp on the sanke fitting is pretty water tight... I may do a weld less fitting for a sight glass / themo fitting...
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:25 AM   #9
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How will the rubber seals in the sanke valve hold up to the heat? (Or, have you removed the seals?)

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:27 AM   #10
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Seal is gone, as is the dip tube... Made a silicone gasket out of a clearance store bought Kitchenaid baking dish for the time being... Food safe and can withstand high temp...


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