Originally Posted by slakwhere
seriously? all that amazing custom work and you aren't using camlocks? you're fired.
I have no idea where that barbed fitting came from! Someone obviously slipped it in there before I took the pic.
So the hop stopper is done. We're hop heads, so I thought a big hop stopper would make life easier when it comes to pumping and chilling. After much research (and finding out what was available at the time from McMaster), we decided on this screen:
Mesh Size 28 x 28
General Opening Size Medium
Square/Rectangle Size .026"
Wire Diameter .010"
Percentage of Open Area 51.8
The pickup tube is 1/2" OD stainless with some 1/8" x 3/8" slots in the end. I really hope this thing works because I don't want to have to take it apart to modify it.
After it proves itself (hopefully!), it will definitely get tri clamped to ease removal for cleaning. I imagine that it won't be easy to clean while in the keg. I'd also like to make some other type of clamp to replace the hose clamp because the screws on them usually seem to rust.