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Old 04-29-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
berrywise
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Before I begin I first must give props where props are due. I based this setup off johnsma22's near identical setup posted here.

My setup is very close to what johnsma22 did but instead of building a bracket like lustreking did I used the bracket included with the GE water filter to have a permanent mount on my keg to hang it from. Also having sourced everything from Home Depot (vs. Lowes) I'm including the part numbers for each item in case anyone wishes to replicate it.



The following hardware I already had but here is what I used to mount the unit:
  • 10-24 1" Pan Head screw (x2)
  • 10-24 Nylon Lock Nuts (x2)
  • #10 flat washer stainless steel (x4)
  • 10-24 Hex Nut stainless steel (x2)

Mounts to keg wall while filling


Pipe goes through the keg handle


Could have done a little better job lining up my bolts and holes


When you are done filling the unit comes off and I'm ready to light my flame.


Lastly I also use a 50' white RV hose to run water from the spigot in my garage to where I brew (additional $15-20)

Hope this is helpful for anyone looking to do a similar project from Home Depot .



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Old 04-29-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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Nice job! I really dig the mount!


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Old 04-29-2012, 02:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for the write up, I've been looking to do this myself - glad I don't need to think it through now

Also, nice pictures/camera

 
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:21 AM   #4
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Nice build and pics. Does that filter do chloramines? The HD description is a bit vague.

 
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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I built the same setup recently. I don't think standard carbon filters remove chloramine, however, some quick Googling showed that simple Vitamin C (i.e., Citric Acid) can break apart the chlorine and ammonia bond, which carbon can then filter out.

Alternately, you can find a catalyst carbon filter designed to remove chloramines.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:15 PM   #6
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Pretty slick, thanks for sharing!

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:04 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting the great explanation and pictures. I had a question regarding your storage of the filter when it's not in use. I've read that some people disassemble and drain the filter and allow the filter to dry between uses. Is this necessary or overkill? Thanks again.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:23 AM   #8
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Thanks for posting the great explanation and pictures. I had a question regarding your storage of the filter when it's not in use. I've read that some people disassemble and drain the filter and allow the filter to dry between uses. Is this necessary or overkill? Thanks again.
I don't know if it is overkill or not but I figure it sure cannot hurt. I always take mine apart and let the filter dry out. I figure the water would get pretty stagnant just sitting in there between brew days unlike a filter being used for water in your home where you are constantly cycling water through it.

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:32 AM   #9
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I always take my filter out after use, and at the very least, shake it out quite well and let it sit for awhile before putting it back together. Also, I run at least five gallons through it every time I use it before I put the output into the kettle.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:07 PM   #10
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I think this is my new project. thanks for spending my money.



 
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