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Old 04-24-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default $4.00 Wort Wizard

http://www.google.com/product_url?q=...UQ&gl=us&hl=en

All you need is the venturi device. If I used Carboys, I'd snatch one up.


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Old 04-24-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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I just built one that will fit on my CFC. I had to modify it a little, but I think it will work. The main difference between that one and the wizard is that it doesn't have a threaded connector for a hose on the bottom. You can remove the piece that switches that device from fill to drain, but you have to shave off some of the plastic to get it to fit on a hose.


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Old 04-24-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
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Do you have any pics or a part list to build one?
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:25 PM   #4
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Cheese, good link!

Your price is a little misleading though--you'll still need some tubing, a piece of garden hose, worm clamps, and some kind of garden hose fitting. You can do it for under 10 bucks though.
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:31 PM   #5
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Cheese, good link!

Your price is a little misleading though--you'll still need some tubing, a piece of garden hose, worm clamps, and some kind of garden hose fitting. You can do it for under 10 bucks though.
I use buckets, so I have no use for one. So I didn't think it all the way through. However, doesn't the WW only include the venturi device?
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:35 PM   #6
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I use buckets, so I have no use for one. So I didn't think it all the way through. However, doesn't the WW only include the venturi device?
Yes, but it comes with the threaded ends to just hook up a standard garden hose. With the fish tank venturi device, you need to clamp on the hose parts.
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WW also comes with the barbed connector for the vac hose, drilled out bung, and a short piece of racking cane tubing for the vac line and a longer piece of racking cane tubing where the wort flows into the carboy.

They drilled a crapload of holes into the longer one so it aerates. I swapped this out for now with a racking cane though since I'm not getting to pitching temp thru my cfc this time of year.

Still could make their setup for around $12 probably. I should take some pics for those that are curious on DIY.
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Here's a couple pics of the one that I used. I had some tubing that fit over the drain/fill adapter section, so I used that. This works well.





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Could someone explain how this thing works for me?
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If you primary in a glass carboy you can use these. It basically is creating a vaccum in the carboy to suck the wort through a CFC or racking cane to get it into your carboy. The link below does a great job of explaining.

http://www.wortwizard.com/Tech/tech1.htm

Best part is you don't need to deal with gravity to move the wort from kettle to fermenter. Poor man's pump basically.


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