Braid filtered pick-up tube for sanke tun.. - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks > Braid filtered pick-up tube for sanke tun..

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,118
Liked 1048 Times on 641 Posts



I had an idea for a pick-up tube for my sanke mash tun. I didn't want to use the typical set-up which uses a stainless braid with hose clamps. I wanted to make someting that used the braid as an interior type filter instead. Here are my photos;

Here are the pieces before soldering..
[IMG][/IMG]

This is after soldering..
[IMG][/IMG]

Inserting the braid-filter..
[IMG][/IMG]

This is the finished product..
[IMG][/IMG]

Doing a test run with water, and it works great! I'm going to brew an amber next weekend with this set-up to see if it works as well with grain in the tun..
[IMG][/IMG]

I don't direct fire since my insulation jacket holds my mash temp, so I'm hoping this set-up will work great. If I ever decide I want to start direct firing then I'll make a false bottom some day instead.
__________________
Bier war sein letztes wort dann trugen ihn die Englein fort...


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 02:15 AM   #2
OneHoppyGuy
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Concord, CA
Posts: 1,666
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts


Very attractive design, I don't think I've ever seen this done before.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 02:21 AM   #3
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,118
Liked 1048 Times on 641 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by OneHoppyGuy View Post
Very attractive design, I don't think I've ever seen this done before.
Thanks! I wanted to make something unique yet simple. There is no chance of colapse or dis-lodging the braid this way. The cap on the end isn't soldered, so I can remove the braid for cleaning and/or replacement.. I'm excited to try it out!
__________________
Bier war sein letztes wort dann trugen ihn die Englein fort...


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 02:46 AM   #4
GodsStepBrother
 
GodsStepBrother's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
, Texas
Posts: 1,261
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts


Very sexy! You gonna have to do the same with my kettle!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 02:50 AM   #5
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,118
Liked 1048 Times on 641 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by GodsStepBrother View Post
Very sexy! You gonna have to do the same with my kettle!
You got it brother! I'd be happy too! I'm going to make one for my kettle as well..
__________________
Bier war sein letztes wort dann trugen ihn die Englein fort...


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 04:31 AM   #6
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,118
Liked 1048 Times on 641 Posts


I'll be getting away from my grain bag with this set-up.. No more BIAB, and hopefully I'll finally get better efficiency with this!
__________________
Bier war sein letztes wort dann trugen ihn die Englein fort...


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 04:36 AM   #7
evandena
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Madison, WI
Posts: 821
Liked 19 Times on 19 Posts


Looks good, my compliments.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 04:37 AM   #8
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,118
Liked 1048 Times on 641 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by evandena View Post
Looks good, my compliments.
Thanks a bunch!
__________________
Bier war sein letztes wort dann trugen ihn die Englein fort...


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 05:22 AM   #9
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,245
Liked 1695 Times on 1089 Posts


Sort of looks like this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/sank...s-braid-56183/

That isn't a whole lot of surface area. The bigger issue though is that if you were doing BIAB before, I'm assuming you are direct firing the tun. With the grain sitting right on the bottom, you will probably have scorching issues.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
Corny Keg Dry Hop Canisters $26.50 for limited time
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 05:33 AM   #10
Stauffbier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Stauffbier's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
El Paso, TX
Posts: 5,118
Liked 1048 Times on 641 Posts


I saw your thread before Bobby and it actually inspired this idea, so thanks! I don't direct fire. I live in a very warm climate, and my mash holds it's temp great with insulation. As I mentioned on the original post, if I ever decide I need to direct fire I'll make a false bottom. I did consider the fact that it wasn't a lot of surface area, but I have a funny feeling it won't matter. It's basically an experiment and giving it a try is the only way I'll know if it really works. I'm thinking if I vourloff (sp?) well it just might do a good job. I'd like to incorporate a recirc pump with this set-up, but that is a whole other paycheck in the future..
__________________
Bier war sein letztes wort dann trugen ihn die Englein fort...


 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3/8 Soft Copper for Pick Up Tube? lee_smn Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 7 05-30-2011 03:59 PM
Sanke MLT stainless braid Bobby_M Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 38 05-12-2011 08:17 PM
Need advice on custom dip/pick up tube RoxtonBrewing Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 11 05-02-2011 04:37 AM
Nate's brew kettle with pick-up tube kegtoe Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 12 01-23-2011 10:24 PM
High temperature tubing as a pick up/dip tube DPB Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 5 03-31-2010 06:32 PM


Forum Jump