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Old 12-25-2012, 02:47 AM   #31
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Made up my temp probes today now just waiting on fittings
Hopstopper came today as well it's pretty awesome

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:02 AM   #32
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if you haven't cut your kegs yet, might i suggest doing the bottom drain thing instead of a dip tube for the HLT and MLT. it means you always get every last drop out, never have to worry about a dip tube clogging or loosing siphon. it's less pieces inside the keggle to deal with, and makes getting the false bottom in/out easier.

Bobby_M makes bottom drain kits that fasten to the neck of the existing keg, and you cut the bottom out instead of the top. you'd need to cut a hole in your table/stand to accommodate the output, and they only work for electric rigs (can't gas fire the adaptors) but since you're electric it seems to be all win for me

ps: bitchin build.

 
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:50 AM   #33
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if you haven't cut your kegs yet, might i suggest doing the bottom drain thing instead of a dip tube for the HLT and MLT. it means you always get every last drop out, never have to worry about a dip tube clogging or loosing siphon. it's less pieces inside the keggle to deal with, and makes getting the false bottom in/out easier.

ps: bitchin build.

have seriously thought about it I know I head read some issues on stuck sparge I think because of no swirling under the false bottom and up into the dip tube but idk for sure

I haven't cut my kegs yet so I'm gonna do some more research thanx for the thoughts
Thank u sir
I can't wait till its ready to go

 
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:53 AM   #34
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http://www.brewhardware.com/valves/137-tcsanke

 
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:07 AM   #35
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Hmm I have seen that and I do like it a lot I suppose I can always sell the stuff I already ordered ..........

Decisions decisions

 
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #36
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Hey Sils, like you I am starting to pull the trigger on an Electric build. I bought Kals book for ref.
Have you been keeping a XLS spreadsheet or something of that nature that shows where you purchased your pieces from?
Great build so far. Keep it up.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:31 PM   #37
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Hey Sils, like you I am starting to pull the trigger on an Electric build. I bought Kals book for ref.
Have you been keeping a XLS spreadsheet or something of that nature that shows where you purchased your pieces from?
Great build so far. Keep it up.
Awesome congrats on beginning
I haven't kept very good track I bought my pids through auber and my switches, lights, and some electrical components through automation direct lot of it was freebie stuff from work temp probes were from kal and heating elements I pieced together from amazon for the elements and electrical stuff from Home Depot I bought my recepticles for the box from McMaster and the cord ends from Home Depot and they r pricey
One thing I wish I woulda done was gone with te 50a control panel but it was just becoming topic when I finished my build :-/ so I mite build a mini add on box mainly just an extra circuit so I can power 2 elements I think it would just b nice to boil water in hlt while doing my wort boil and use that boiling water for cleaning and or a second mash if I choose to do back to back beers
Hope this helps and thanx for the compliments I'm happy with my build so far just waiting on fitting for kegs now any other questions feel free to hit me up

 
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:36 PM   #38
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I'm welding all my fittings and got them at stainless brewing I also got my germs cool there a couple things from brew hardware as well hop stopper was ordered through kal it's really nice false bottom for mlt getting at NorCal brewing
I think that about wraps it up I got my pumps from a lhbs

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:25 PM   #39
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Got some goodies this week

Fittings and false bottom


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Old 01-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #40
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I don't see a false bottom in your picture so I hope you don't mean to use the Hop Stopper (stainless mesh filter in the lower left corner) as a mash tun false bottom.... it's for the boil kettle only. The weight of the grain would crush it.

Kal

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