Lengthening diptubes - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Lengthening diptubes

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-07-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
H-ost
 
H-ost's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,746
Liked 72 Times on 53 Posts



So I tried boiling with a viagra addition at 15min and my dip tube is still not performing well enough...

But seriously, I have a copper dip tube that is almost 2 inches higher up from the bottom than intended and hence I do not pick up as much of my wort as I would like.

What would be the best way to extend my dip tube? I figured I could solder an extension on but would JB weld be safe or something that doesn't require me to use a soldering gun I do not own?
__________________
"Wisdom isn't "thinking hard". It's experience." - PassedPawn

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
Shockerengr
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Posts: 468
Liked 27 Times on 23 Posts


if you don't want to solder, i'd suggest using a compression fitting, or you could add a short length of 1/2" silicone tubing

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
H-ost
 
H-ost's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,746
Liked 72 Times on 53 Posts


SILICONE TUBING! *facepalm*... That would still be fine if it is touching the bottom on a direct fire keggle yes?
__________________
"Wisdom isn't "thinking hard". It's experience." - PassedPawn

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 12:03 AM   #4
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,239
Liked 1690 Times on 1087 Posts


Well, you don't want it touching the bottom else it will not flow, but close is fine.
__________________
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 05-08-2012, 12:14 AM   #5
Shockerengr
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Posts: 468
Liked 27 Times on 23 Posts


you'll scorch the wort before you damage the tubing.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 12:36 AM   #6
H-ost
 
H-ost's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,746
Liked 72 Times on 53 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
Well, you don't want it touching the bottom else it will not flow, but close is fine.
I realize that but I figured worst case scenario would be if it did rest on the bottom so I was just curious.

Thanks guys! I think my problem is fixed now.
__________________
"Wisdom isn't "thinking hard". It's experience." - PassedPawn

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diptubes not draining properly: what am I doing wrong? blacks4 Equipment/Sanitation 6 09-27-2011 11:49 PM
keggels and diptubes and scrubbies, oh my! Zacharomyces Equipment/Sanitation 12 01-16-2010 03:03 AM


Forum Jump