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Old 02-02-2011, 07:32 PM   #11
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So..... what's the verdict?


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Old 02-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #12
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I really like this style pickup. Also like it as a Mashtun over a false bottom. Probably much cheaper. About $21 from my local Lowes worth of fittings. I see a 5' peice of copper would be enough, 9 45s, 1 90 and a "T" fitting. The the Male thread fitting and a 90 in the coupler


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Old 02-02-2011, 08:23 PM   #13
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Yea I really like this and will prob re-create this for my mash tun I make next as well. if was a fun project. Went with slits and with the level it's installed at It leaves only about 2 cups of fluid left in the kettle.

Will type up the parts list in a sec
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:39 PM   #14
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do you have any pics of the underside with the slits?
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I used a miter saw to make slits on the manifold I made for my mash tun. It was very quick and easy and has worked great. Some grain gets in, but not enough to get a stuck sparge.

I say slits.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:24 PM   #16
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Great idea, the only suggestion I would have would be to not solder it all together and maybe try to make each fitting out-of-round slightly so that it dry fits snug. This would enable you to take it apart easily and clean it without hassle and still be able to stay assembled on its own.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:51 PM   #17
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i am a little late to the party, but i would think that holes could be placed more in the center of teh dip tube on the bottom which would result in less wort loss. As soon as air enters the system, the syphon is broken. since slits go ~ 40% through the copper, you will lose more volume than drilled holes in the bottom, center of teh tube.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:22 PM   #18
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The tube is so far down the loss is negligible anyway. As far as cleaning, there ain't much that would need cleaned that a good oxyclean soak wouldn't take care of.

I'll take pics of the slits in the am.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:30 PM   #19
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Here ya go.



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Old 02-04-2011, 06:50 PM   #20
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How did you cut them?
They look about 1/2" apart. Are they?


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