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Old 07-03-2011, 03:36 PM   #541
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Seems like we are all on the same track. My SS mesh filters are warped so grain could easily get past it so I found some copper wire
I'm also going to try this filter screen.
Looks good! I think I have some small copper wire I could have used.

Keep us posted on that hop filter. When you brewing next?
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #542
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I think the hfk2 also found an interesting solution for the problem of cloth filters. But I guess if the low pH of mash and high temperatures will not corrode the copper wires (or not)?
I will use conditioned malt in my next brewing in order to prevent the "volcano" effect as showed by Yambor.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:45 PM   #543
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I think the hfk2 also found an interesting solution for the problem of cloth filters. But I guess if the low pH of mash and high temperatures will not corrode the copper wires (or not)?
I will use conditioned malt in my next brewing in order to prevent the "volcano" effect as showed by Yambor.
Are the drain elbows we use in the spigot brass or copper??

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Old 07-03-2011, 03:47 PM   #544
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I plan to remove the copper wire after each brew and replace it with new wire. It only took about 1 minute to do each sieve, as I only had to stitch at the warped sides instead of all the way around.
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Good question from Yambor, but hfk2 found the solution for copper wires too...
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:21 PM   #546
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The tubing I used is copper pipe type M. My immersion chiller is also copper. Once the copper oxidizes the patina provides a barrier that protects the metal. Copper pipes have been used for potable water for decades so it must be quite safe.
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The tubing I used is copper pipe type M. My immersion chiller is also copper. Once the copper oxidizes the patina provides a barrier that protects the metal. Copper pipes have been used for potable water for decades so it must be quite safe.
That's what I was thinking. So your wire should be fine also??
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Unfortunately my pump stopped pumping. It's making a clanking noise. Doesn't seem as loud as Yambor44's did when it stopped. Maybe some grain is stuck in the impeller, but I can't get it to clear so I'm in manual heat mode using my March pump to circulate from the top down. We'll see what happens.
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Unfortunately my pump stopped pumping. It's making a clanking noise. Doesn't seem as loud as Yambor44's did when it stopped. Maybe some grain is stuck in the impeller, but I can't get it to clear so I'm in manual heat mode using my March pump to circulate from the top down. We'll see what happens.
Man that sucks. Lets hope it's just a piece of grain.
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How is everyone cleaning your stainless on these. I have been using the green scrubby and I'm seeing some scratches now.
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