Wort Chute - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Wort Chute

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
arkham_razors
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Binghamton, NY
Posts: 45
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



My brewing takes place on my back patio. I ferment in my tool/beer room downstairs. Each brew day, I lug my kettle with 10 gallons of wort into my house, run a 15 foot vinyl tube along the handrail of my stairs and feed my wort into my conical, which I then have to lug into my beer room. I estimate I move the wort about 70 feet.

About a month ago, I realized that my fermentor in my beer room is really only about 6 feet from where my kettle stands after the boil...6 feet down.

This revelation let me to this....

WORT IN


WORT OUT
__________________
"Go away, I'm in the middle of a supernatural experience."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
Mellman
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Posts: 298
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


are you just pumping sanitizer through it at the end of your brew day? any reason you went with stainless instead of just an easily replaceable silicone hose?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
arkham_razors
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Binghamton, NY
Posts: 45
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I haven't used it yet, but yes, I intend to run sanitizer through it before/after use. The stainless tubing was the cheapest part of the build. I went with stainless fittings because I did not want to worry about acidic starsan sitting on copper or brass.
__________________
"Go away, I'm in the middle of a supernatural experience."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
bucfanmike
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
bucfanmike's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Duluth
Posts: 1,023
Liked 27 Times on 24 Posts


bravo sir.

My other question is marital status. At my place I would have just done it and taken the wrath later. I cant see the conversation going well before hand. Me: "So, honey, Im going to drill through the exterior wall to install a wort port, It's genius!" Her:"What color flowers for your funeral?"
__________________
Mike in Duluth

Currently on Tap
1. Hefeweizen
2. BM Centennial Blonde
3. LHMS Clone

Pipeline
Next on Tap-Denny Conn Rye IPA
Kegged and aging Ed Worts Apfelwine, Denny Conn BVIP
Fermenters -

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #5
Mellman
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Posts: 298
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


where'd you find the stainless tubing on the cheap?

-Matt

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:20 PM   #6
arkham_razors
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Binghamton, NY
Posts: 45
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Funny you should ask. My wife loves my (and other) beer. She loves the look of the outside port. She did mention that this fitting looks too nice and we need to accelerate our plans to repaint the house, however!
__________________
"Go away, I'm in the middle of a supernatural experience."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:22 PM   #7
arkham_razors
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Binghamton, NY
Posts: 45
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mellman View Post
where'd you find the stainless tubing on the cheap?

-Matt
When I said inexpensive, I meant in comparison to copper, or all the other stainless fittings I used. I got it at McMaster Carr, and intend to use the rest of the coil for a whirlpool immersion chiller.

My goal for both these projects is to speed up my brew day.
__________________
"Go away, I'm in the middle of a supernatural experience."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:25 PM   #8
Mellman
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Posts: 298
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


gotcha...yeah it's been on my list of things to do, along with the CIP fittings...Thanks for sharing! may just motivate me to actually buy the stainless and do it, i've got everything else for it already, even have the hole drilled (mine's in the garage to the basement)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #9
rekoob
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
rekoob's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Norfolk, VA
Posts: 1,421
Liked 107 Times on 82 Posts


Very nice. I would do this same thing if I had a basement...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
starsailor
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Central MA
Posts: 281
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by arkham_razors View Post
My brewing takes place on my back patio. I ferment in my tool/beer room downstairs. Each brew day, I lug my kettle with 10 gallons of wort into my house, run a 15 foot vinyl tube along the handrail of my stairs and feed my wort into my conical, which I then have to lug into my beer room. I estimate I move the wort about 70 feet.

About a month ago, I realized that my fermentor in my beer room is really only about 6 feet from where my kettle stands after the boil...6 feet down.

This revelation let me to this....

WORT IN


WORT OUT
Great idea!!!

I have about the same separation between my deck where I brew and my basement where I ferment. Don't know why I didn't think of this too as my least favorite part of the brewing is lugging the fermenter bucket or carboy down the stairs. I think I may do something similar, but with silicone tubing instead of the spendy SS tube.

BTW, if you replace that existing sillcock with a freezeproof one and add another for hot water right next to it you've got a great year-round brewday site. I replaced my cold water sillcock with a freezeproof one so I'd have brew and chiller water in the winter months and I planned on adding a hot water one right next to the cold to speed up heating my mash in infusion.
__________________
On Tap: Apfelwein, SkeeterPee
Bottled: Robust Porter, Roasty Toasty Stout, Belgian Wit, Belgian Saison
Kegged: None
Primary: Rye-I-Brew Belgian Rye Saison
Secondary: None
On Deck: Wheat ale
RIP: BadBoy Wit, Wild Cider, Got Mild?x2, Wyeast Cider-2x, SO4 Cider, Wheat ale, Carnival Kölsch-2x, Am Pale Ale, Am Brown Ale, Dunkel Larger, Erik The Red, Newporter, Cream Ale, Bitter, Trapist Triple, Bourbon Oaked Porter, Gluteus Minimus(Gluten Free)-2x, English Brown

Wizards Homebrew Club

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
diy wort chiler feenaughty Chillers & Stir Plates 7 03-25-2011 09:18 PM
My $2.00 Wort Chiller autobaun70 Chillers & Stir Plates 28 02-24-2011 07:22 PM
wort chiller- 3/8 OD or 1/2 OD? porterguy Chillers & Stir Plates 5 12-29-2010 11:47 PM
Wasted Wort gwynclan Brew Stands 5 03-15-2010 06:51 AM
Co2 Wort Chiller Chilkoot Chillers & Stir Plates 26 04-02-2008 04:33 AM


Forum Jump