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Old 05-18-2011, 04:16 PM   #61
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Gotcha; there are no issues with that being used for food purposes? (Honest question, I have no experience with the stuff).
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:26 PM   #62
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Gotcha; there are no issues with that being used for food purposes? (Honest question, I have no experience with the stuff).
Damn I hope it's good for food purposes :-/ I could only guess if it's for portable water and it doesn't say toxic it maybe all-right to use! I'll do some reading on the cement when I make it home!
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:30 PM   #63
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Like I said, I don't know... the only time I used PVC cement has been for sprinkler systems and the only pvc plumbing in my house is for sewage. But again, that is my limited experience. I think it is a great idea, just wondering before I use it myself!
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:38 AM   #64
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hmmm, good question. around here, PVC is ONLY allowed for draining junk into your sewer.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:10 AM   #65
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hmmm, good question. around here, PVC is ONLY allowed for draining junk into your sewer.
Stuff I got was for drinking water:-)
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:37 PM   #66
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How are these working out for you? How has your yeast catcher worked?
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:46 PM   #67
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How are these working out for you? How has your yeast catcher worked?
So far so good!! Every bit of the yeast and scrub collect in it and I have a sediment free racking to keg!!
Pretty happy with it so far:-)
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:51 PM   #68
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Excellent! I am glad it is working out for you, and sediment free racking is great! How many times have you found yourself needing to empty the yeast/scrub; additionally about how much volume did you scrub?

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Old 06-03-2011, 10:16 PM   #69
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I take it off to clean once after fermentation. When I rack to keg I close valve to yeast catcher and rack!! So the catcher gets filled twice but taken off once during entire process. Of course it gets taken off to clean:-). I brew 10 gallon batches. Right now I have a 15 gallon batch fermenting, I'll let you know if it's the same with a larger batch amount.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:08 PM   #70
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I just kegged my first batch from this set up and I am sold! I did a honey dunkelweizen for 3 weeks, dumping trub at week one and again a week 2. I got very little trub, maybe 1 cup, when I pulled a pre keg gravity. Next step- yeast catcher like yours. Then a SS coil inside for cold crashing w/ glycol. Now to get that thing filled back up!
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