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Old 05-04-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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Nice set ups guys, but I'm looking for the best set up for a Keggle boil kettle.



 
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #12
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the first photo is a boil kettle



 
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #13
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Just took these shots of my current keggle config... Used the 45 bend dip tube for the past two brew sessions with great results.



So you can see what the inside items connect to...
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:10 AM   #14
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Just took these shots of my current keggle config... Used the 45 bend dip tube for the past two brew sessions with great results.

So you can see what the inside items connect to...
What are you getting for trub/coldbreak/gunk loss?

 
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:44 AM   #15
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Maybe 1 to 1-1/2 quarts, depending on how I set the dip tube. I know that the cone itself will only hold about 3 quarts of liquid. I've not yet drained the remains from the keggle and measured it. I have BeerSmith set to assume 2 quarts loss from everything. That includes the plate chiller, pump head, hoses and keggle. So far my volumes going into primary have been pretty damned close (as close as I can tell).
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Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
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K1:
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:29 AM   #16
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I got the same dip tube in my kettle (not mash tun) and it is great. leaves about 90% of the sludge and very little of the wort.

 
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:52 AM   #17
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I can post up some pictures tonight if you want to see how mine is set up.
Please post a pic - I still have to add pick up tubes and false bottoms to my keggles, and would like to see options. Thanks - oops - didn't see the pics when i sent this- I'm on a very slow connection at sea right now. Thanks again.

 
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:07 AM   #18
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I don't have a picture of mine but it is similar to OneHoppyGuy's first pic except mine extends about 4 1/2" into the keg It's about a half inch off the bottom. Drains most all of the wort, pulls along some trub but I don't care - that will settle out during fermentation and cold crash. If I was using a plate chiller it might not be the best set-up.

 
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:32 AM   #19
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we use a side pickup tube, immersion chiller, whirlpool, and pretty much every thing settles in the center of the keggle due to it's concave bottom anyways. No hop spider, no screens or FB's.
Me too, works like a charm


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