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Old 11-13-2011, 01:34 AM   #21
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I like it. Every time I see one of those brewhemoth conicals I want one. Yours is very nice looking.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:50 PM   #22
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My first beer has been fermenting now for 1 week. I made a simple yeast harvester out of 8" of 1.5 IS dia tubbing, 2 1.5" tri clover nipples, 2 1.5" caps, gaskets, and clamps. I figure that it is about $20 worth of parts.





It looks like I will be able to harvest a decent amount of WL060 American Ale Blend. Question, how long should I leave it connected before taking it off?

Thanks!
I'm trying to piece together something similar do this, do you have a link to the site you got all of this from?
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:35 AM   #23
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Brewershardware.com is where I would go to get everything. Glacier Tanks is another good place to go. I got the CIP pump from Ebay. Are there specifics that you are looking for?
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:54 PM   #24
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Brewershardware.com is where I would go to get everything. Glacier Tanks is another good place to go. I got the CIP pump from Ebay. Are there specifics that you are looking for?
You mentioned the yeast catcher parts were around $20. Could you piece together a quick shopping cart for that from one of those sites and post it here. I keep going over $30, so I may be selecting wrong parts.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #25
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I sent Bobby M a PM on parts. He said tomorrow he is going to be putting a bunch of individual parts on his sight tomorrow. So I will wait for that. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:47 AM   #26
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Here is the parts list, I had most of these already.

I don't use this anymore, I will talk more about that at the end of this post.

http://www.brewershardware.com/1.5-T...Hose-Barb.html two of these, I had them already for cleaning.

http://www.brewershardware.com/1.5-T...ver-Clamp.html two of these, I had them already.

http://www.brewershardware.com/1.5-T...-Silicone.html two of these.

http://www.brewershardware.com/1.5-Tri-Clover-Cap.html two of these.

A section of 1.5" ID reinforced vinyl hose, I used about 8 inches. Hardware store.

2 hose clamps, hardware store.

Here is what I do now which works much better. Instead of a hose use this.

http://www.brewershardware.com/1.5-T...ght-Glass.html

I connect this sight tube to the brewhemoth. Then comes the butterfly valve. With the sight tube you can see when it is full of yeast. I spray the valve with star san, open up a sterilized mason jar, and then open the valve, fill the jar, pint size, and close the valve.

This works very well for me and wastes very little beer.



I have another valve above the sight tube but that does not need to be there.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:17 PM   #27
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That is a nice setup for sure, but I was hoping to do this on the cheap end. Since my setup has about 5 inches from the bottom of the conical opening to the valve, I'm tempted to do my first brew without a sight glass. Then after about 10 days, open it up a little, pour that into a sterilized quart jar, and then close the valve. Then add a side valve to my conical to siphon out the beer above that yeast line. At some point add a yeast catcher in the future.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:14 PM   #28
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Never really understood the advantage of a yeast catcher on a conical. If your planning on storing the yeast in a jar why not just dump from conical valve directly into your jar? One less item to clean and risk contamination. That's how I've done it and works out great. I guess its a matter of preference. I know when fermentation is done by checking the gravity and yeast will be patiently waiting in the cone for me to harvest.


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Old 02-10-2014, 03:04 AM   #29
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I agree that yeast catchers are not needed. I like having a sight glass though. Not as a yeast catcher, but so I can see when the yeast has dropped to pull it. If I brew a big 20 gallon beer the yeast will go above the dip tube. If it is a smaller size beer and I don't continually pull the yeast it gets stuck.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:42 AM   #30
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wanna show some more pictures of the cooling setup? I just ordered 3 conicals without cooling (not an option) and am trying to figure out the cooling coil placement/orientation.

 
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