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Old 11-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #761
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I'm sure this has already been addressed, but since the thread has gotten so big:

Where are you guys racking into? I was originally just going to pump up into the racking port, but then got to wondering if going through the 1" TC in the top might be better to get some additional splashing/aeration action going on.

Thoughts?

I pump the wort in through the top to help with the aeration.

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:43 PM   #762
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You say seal, but you wouldn't want to completely seal a tank with boiling or even very hot water in it. When it cools it would create a vacuum and tanks like these can't handle a vacuum. I've seen the result of imploding tanks at commercial breweries and it isn't pretty.
Very valid point, and you're right, there should be vacuum relief if using boiling water.

That said, just hot or boiling water being added wouldn't be enough by itself. If there is air inside when sealed, you won't get the vacuum after it cooled as you do when boiling water drives all the air out and replaces it with water vapor.

At the same time, if you're not driving all the air out and boiling, you probably aren't getting good sanitation.

Even with all that, the brewhemoth might still be strong enough to survive a high negative pressure. The diameter isn't that large, and the steel used is quite thick. That said, I have no intention of testing this theory out with mine

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #763
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I pump the wort in through the top to help with the aeration.
Good to hear.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:54 AM   #764
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So I've been conical shopping for at last six months trying to make a decision.. I think I have it narrowed down to either the brewhemoth or a 14.5g short Stout. I'd really prefer the brewhemoth and went to impulsively order one last week but their site had issues so I forced myself to low down and rethink. I read this entire thread over the last 24hrs but theres some things I never saw a clear answer to.

A) Temp differential capability of the IC when used with a pump & freezer/glycol mix? It's not uncommon for my garage to hit 100F in the summer and I'm dubious that short of a glycol power pack I'd be able to hit lager/cold crash temps.

B) Are there any Fridges or Freezers that will fit this? With above in mind, I'd normally vote to just skip the IC and get a fridge or freezer, but this thing is huge compared to others, and nothing I've seen can easily fit 19"w by 56" high (website says 50" I'm figuring the other 6" for the spunding valve & general clearance). Some of the commercial ones might, but they're harder to find on CL in my neighborhood and almost the cost of a glycol power pack to boot.

C) I believe most commercial breweries sanitize with steam, has anyone devised a way to do so with the hemoth?

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #765
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B) Is an easy one, there are many folks who have their Brewhemoth in a fridge, The legs are adjustable.
A) If you put an insulating blanket on the Brewhemoth, temps 47-50 should be attainable, especially with 28 degree glycol. In a 100 degree room, getting it down in the low 30's, not sure, never tried it, always lagered my beers in kegs, in freezers, hated tying up fermenter space.
Hope I helped.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #766
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B) Is an easy one, there are many folks who have their Brewhemoth in a fridge, The legs are adjustable.
A) If you put an insulating blanket on the Brewhemoth, temps 47-50 should be attainable, especially with 28 degree glycol. In a 100 degree room, getting it down in the low 30's, not sure, never tried it, always lagered my beers in kegs, in freezers, hated tying up fermenter space.
Hope I helped.

Dale,

Cheers for the reply. Since the legs are adjustable, can you give me an idea of the minimum height requirement for the hemoth with the spunding valve attached (http://brewhemoth.com/spunding-valve) and a 90deg bend on the dump valve?

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #767
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Jukas,

Blackheart brewing has these in some sort of fridge/freezer

http://downthepieratehole.wordpress....ors-un-boxing/

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:36 AM   #768
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With the spunding valve on top, you are in the neighborhood of 36 inches. I'm not sure how tall the 90 is, I'll look into this at work today.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:17 PM   #769
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Waiting on the delivery of my Tri Clover Brewhemoth (w/ spunding valve & immersion coil) Patiently. But in the mean time I'm trying to get a parts list together of what I need to order to get this 100% working once its delivered. I'm clueless in the engineering department and need to have this fully planned out for my Breweries new pilot system (Or else they'll go with Morebeer, please no). Ordered an extra 4" cap so I can have a spray ball attachable to a 1/2" nipple welded into it. Also had an extra tri coupler installed for the racking arm.

Does this part list look all encompassing?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...VBHdmhlNXdSZUE

Anything wrong/what else do I need?

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:30 AM   #770
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I too am waiting on my tri clover hemoth with spunding valve and IC. Here's the fittings I was looking at, though I am having second thoughts about hte squeeze trigger butterfly valve vs the normal butterfly valves.

(1) 1/1.5 TC to 1/2" hose barb 90 deg bend. $15
(1) 1/1.5" TC Clamp $6
(1) 1" EPDM Sanitary Gasket $1.25

Racking Valves
(1) 1/1.5" Sampling Valve $29
(1) 1" Tri Clover Squeeze Trigger butterfly valve $49
(2) 1/1.5" TC Clamp $12
(2) 1" EPDM Sanitary Gasket $2.50

Thermowell

(1) 1/1.5" Tri Clover Thermowell 12" $24
(1) 1/1.5" TC Clamp $6


Dump Valves
(1) 1.5" Squeeze Trigger Butterfly Valve $53
(2) 1/1.5" TC Clamp $12
(2) 1.5" EPDM Sanitary Gasket $2.50
(1) 1/1.5" TC Cap $3

Misc:
(2) 1/1.5" TC Cap. $6
(6) 1" EPDM Sanitary Gasket $7.50
(6) 1.5" EPDM Sanitary Gasket $7.50
(2) 1/1.5" TC Clamp $12

Total: $248.25

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