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Old 12-18-2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default Immersion Chiller Resting on Center Pick-up Tube...Problem??

Does anyone here have a center pickup tube in their BK, and use an immersion chiller that rests on top of it?? I want to get a false bottom and center pick-up tube for my BK, but I don't want to make the investment for a CFC at the moment.

I was thinking about just doing it, then adding the chiller during the last 5-10 minutes as usual, and carefully resting it on the pickup tube. Would the liquid in the kettle displace most of the weight??


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Old 12-19-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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I cant imagine your IC is THAT heavy. You should be just fine, although you could bend the in/out tubes so it hangs off the side of your kettle.


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Old 12-19-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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What will your pickup be made of?
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My pickup tube is stainless steel.

I wasn't worried about anything actually breaking. Was just wondering if it would disturb the seal between the fittings on the inside of the keg
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My pickup is brass and I rest the IC on it. Hasn't been a problem
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If your pickup is touching the bottom of the kettle, there shouldn't be any significant torque applied to your fittings. You will get a lot of trub through the pickup, but that us a different matter.


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