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Old 06-18-2010, 03:32 AM   #1
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What would you change? Stand dimensions? Pumps? Fittings? HEX? Element? Controls? Control Box?

What would you do different the next time around?

 
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:30 AM   #2
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i would not buy rectangular switches.

either that, or not buy a 12 gauge steel enclosure.

Cutting tiny rectangles in 12 gauge steel sucked ass.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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I think that I'd put the temp probe on the return to the MLT, as opposed to the output of the HEX.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:45 PM   #4
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I think that I'd put the temp probe on the return to the MLT, as opposed to the output of the HEX.
??

Isn't that effectively the same spot?

The difference between HEX output and MLT return (on my system at least) is just 3 foot of hi-temp hose.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:51 PM   #5
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I would do a SS coil permanently fixed in the HLT and hard pipe the return to the MLT. Currently I use a copper coil that is removable from the HLT with a moveable return manifold.

 
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:07 PM   #6
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??

Isn't that effectively the same spot?

The difference between HEX output and MLT return (on my system at least) is just 3 foot of hi-temp hose.
Essentially, yes, but it would cut out the hose and two brass disconnects.

I'm not saying that I'll do it just to do it, but if I were to re-do the whole thing, that's a change I'd make.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:17 PM   #7
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Essentially, yes, but it would cut out the hose and two brass disconnects.
I guess I'm having trouble picturing your system.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:41 PM   #8
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Subscribing. Im currently building my HERMs system right now!
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:09 PM   #9
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Currently using quick disconnects in my system, I would actually hard plum it in the next go around. That way I can actually use my brewtroller software to its full capabilities.

I will also use kegs instead of 10 gal coolers metal is so much more forgiving than plastic. (When I built my first HLT, I cracked the liner trying to install the Element.)
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:27 AM   #10
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Circle switches would be easier to cut in the control box... thanks!!

 
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