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Old 09-27-2011, 02:12 AM   #41
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Hows the progress coming on the mash tun?
Well... It was going very well, and then the razor knife slipped, as did the cooler, and the razor hit my thumb. Went all the way to the bone. 4 stitches later and humpty dumpty is back together again. Note to self; NEVER hurry when holding a razor knife.

In any case, should be back at it tomorrow. Out of curiosity, what did you use to shave the foam back inside the cooler to get the kettle to fit? I was thinking a rasp would be perfect.


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Old 09-28-2011, 01:28 AM   #42
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Holly crap man! That sucks but I see how it could happen for sure cutting on a round plastic object. I used a hacksaw blade to trim the foam. I took the blade off of the saw and just held it in my hand and used it like that. Im sure a rasp would work pretty well too. Keep me posted.



 
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:49 AM   #43
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I think it will go well assuming I can do it without cutting my arm off. :-)

You had mentioned rivets on the handles; FWIW, my pot does not have any rivets. The handles are welded on.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:19 AM   #44
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Huh thats odd my handles had rivets that went through the inside of the pot and held the handles on. If they are welded on just cut them off.

 
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:42 AM   #45
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That's what I expected based on your photos, but mine was different. They must have changed their production line.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:52 PM   #46
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That is a sweet build, but the price of the pot is a bit high for me.

Since I do a lot of 13 gallon batches now (2 x 5 gallon kegs and 1 x 3 gallon keg), I'm still thinking of building a keggle MLT. I need the extra space. Now, I just need to figure out a good way to insulate it.


 
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:20 PM   #47
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That is a sweet build, but the price of the pot is a bit high for me.

Since I do a lot of 13 gallon batches now (2 x 5 gallon kegs and 1 x 3 gallon keg), I'm still thinking of building a keggle MLT. I need the extra space. Now, I just need to figure out a good way to insulate it.

Cpt Kirks: Check out the thread put together by Wort Monger. He had a link found of Page 4 of this thread. It is an wonderful illustration of insulating the HLT and MLT - both kegs. Very informative.

 
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:54 PM   #48
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Cpt Kirks: Check out the thread put together by Wort Monger. He had a link found of Page 4 of this thread. It is an wonderful illustration of insulating the HLT and MLT - both kegs. Very informative.
It was nice but how much did it cost to have the liner sprayed on the kegs? Im sure it wasnt too cheap.

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #49
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nice setup ben.

 
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:17 PM   #50
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It was nice but how much did it cost to have the liner sprayed on the kegs? Im sure it wasnt too cheap.
I think it was $100-$150, and that was because I had them painted. Much cheaper if you go with the flat black rubber unfinished, but I wanted Chrysler Silver. This was overkill from what you could do. Heck, you could keep wrapping them in duct tape after the insulation was on and still have a great insulating product in the end.


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