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Old 02-12-2007, 09:52 PM   #11
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Wort Wizard. I'd recommend! I can drain 5.5g from a kettle thru the CFC in about 7 minutes. 200 to 70 degrees.

http://www.wortwizard.com/
I got one at Petsmart I think for less than $10. It's a green thing that goes on the outlet of the CFC. I think its intended function is for draining fish tanks.

 
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:18 PM   #12
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I got one at Petsmart I think for less than $10. It's a green thing that goes on the outlet of the CFC. I think its intended function is for draining fish tanks.
I couldn't find one at my petsmart except for some packaged fish tank thing for like $38 with hoses and such in it. The 1st time I used the one I bought from Morebeer ($28 after shipping) I didn't care that it cost me a bit extra. That was the deal of the year for me in how cool that thing works & saving me time on brewday. They also give you the drilled bung, aeration tube (although I got o2 system) and the hose line adapter for the vaccum line. Make it yourself or buy pre-made, if you got a CFC it's crazy not to use one of these if you don't have a pump. Preaching to the choir for you though eh?

I'm right behind you in building my tier system and love the fact that I could reduce the height by a good 18".

 
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:46 PM   #13
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Preaching to the choir for you though eh?
Amen! Preach on Brother!

 
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:08 AM   #14
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The Wort Wizard requires a sealed container for draining the wort into, right? The water venturi draws air out of the sealed carboy, and the negative pressure then draws wort from the the boil kettle into the carboy, right? So it wouldn't work if you were trying to drain your wort into a non-sealable container, true?
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:34 PM   #15
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I'm right behind you in building my tier system and love the fact that I could reduce the height by a good 18".
Have you settled on a design for your stand? I went with my design because I had the strong 2" steel and could put it together in a simple, compact way with only a few places to weld together.

 
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:49 PM   #16
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Have you settled on a design for your stand? I went with my design because I had the strong 2" steel and could put it together in a simple, compact way with only a few places to weld together.
Pretty much. Here's my thread

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...627#post208627

I intend at sometime to hack off the top tier and get a pump so I went "standard format" other than the materials. I do like your design though. much like the brew sculptures from morebeer(?)

 
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:11 PM   #17
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Yeah, I remember seeing your design now. I'm sure aluminum will be WAY lighter than the thing I built.

I guess my design is similar to morebeer's B3-750.



I've seen other stands that are similar, too. I also think I'm going to plumb the propane like they do with the B3-750. It looks fairly simple, although that pic doesn't really show it.

 
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:19 AM   #18
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Well, here's the (almost) completed result. I've also added wheels since I took this picture, and I plan to cut ~ 12" off the center post.

I test fired it last night and it's awesome seeing all three burners bellowing blue flame at the same time!

I'll be brewing on it for the first time this weekend. My old man's coming down and we're going to christen it with a 10 gallon batch of Fat Tire. I can't wait!



I wasn't able to build the plumbing completely rigid as I had planned. The orifice I got for the burners had a 3/8" male flanged fitting. For the life of me I couldn't find a fitting to convert it to pipe threads. Plenty of male flanged fittings, but no female. Anyway, the flex hoses aren't as neat and tidy, but they'll work just fine. Here's a pic of he plumbing up close if anyone's interested.



 
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:23 AM   #19
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Very nice...I like the wide base. A lot of stands like yours have a very narrow one and I always think they'll tip.

 
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:39 AM   #20
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Pretty sweet rig! Congrats! I'd keep an eye on those burners for the boil. It may scorch due to the surface area of the burner is so concentrated.

 
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