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Old 03-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #11
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Updated with pics of the BK and finished MLT manifold.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #12
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Awesome man! Looking great.

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:47 PM   #13
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Nice step up!! How do you see the cleaning of the fermenter going? I guess the hole in the fermenter will be similar to/ a little larger that of a carboy neck? Just a large carboy brush and rinse? If push comes to shove you could fill it with water and boil it for sanitation, then allow it to cool and use it as a HLT?

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:56 PM   #14
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Nice step up!! How do you see the cleaning of the fermenter going? I guess the hole in the fermenter will be similar to/ a little larger that of a carboy neck? Just a large carboy brush and rinse? If push comes to shove you could fill it with water and boil it for sanitation, then allow it to cool and use it as a HLT?
My plan is to rinse it out after fermentation is over, then put it on the stand and fill it with water and oxy-clean and boil it for a bit. That should loosen any stuck on junk inside, and then I figured I would make one of the modified garden sprayer set ups to hose off anything still clinging to the inner walls. That is, of course, unless I can find a 90-degree pressure washer... then it'll be a snap to clean
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Subscribed. Looking good!

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:28 PM   #16
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My plan is to rinse it out after fermentation is over, then put it on the stand and fill it with water and oxy-clean and boil it for a bit. That should loosen any stuck on junk inside, and then I figured I would make one of the modified garden sprayer set ups to hose off anything still clinging to the inner walls. That is, of course, unless I can find a 90-degree pressure washer... then it'll be a snap to clean
Interesting! You could modify bottle rinser that connects to a faucet.

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Old 03-24-2011, 10:43 PM   #17
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Interesting! You could modify bottle rinser that connects to a faucet.
I've thought of and been given a few more ideas since posting that as well. I have a 1/4hp submersible pump from Harbor Freight I might consider using as well, though I'm not sure what kind of presume I will be able to get. I'd like to be able to have decent pressure so that I will feel better knowing things are being forcibly removed rather than just washed over with gently water.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:29 PM   #18
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Nice Job Gremlyn. I have a welder if you decide you want to weld that bad boy up.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:17 AM   #19
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Updated with a pic of the plate chiller and the concept of how I plan on mounting it and a new picture of the overall stand.
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I have a DIY idea for a keg washer I might mock up this weekend. I have a keg I fermented in I want to wash and one I need to take the speer out of that will need to be washed + a bunch of Cornys and carboys.

basically the idea is to put a spray nozzle on to a carboy brush.I'll let you know how it works.

also the pressure washes idea is a good one. everyone needs a pressure washer...right

 
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