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Old 11-28-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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This has worked out very well for me in the mash in stage.

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Old 11-28-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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Okay, that's pretty cool. I would have to rig it to a ladder or something as I'm brewing on the driveway right now. But, still, cool. Good job. Is that just a funnel for the bottom?
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:05 PM   #3
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Very interesting...

Can you describe the bucket/funnel/valve set up and build?
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Good idea! Thanks for posting it.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:23 PM   #5
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Its a 5 gallon bucket with a large funnel and a 1 1/4 inch pvc ball valve. I will post some pictures so you can see how I put it together.
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How did you cut a clean opening in the bottom of the bucket? Thanks for your response! Bill
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #7
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You could rig it up as a grist hydrator. That would be awesome- maybe a little overkill for a 5-10 gallon batch.
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Guess you never got around to posting those pics on the funnel / bucket build
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:30 PM   #9
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That is neat. I wonder if you could just attach a valve to the flat bottom without a conical shape and then just dump the remaining grains that don't come out. If you used a flat valve then you could still store it as a bucket upright.
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