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Old 07-21-2012, 06:03 AM   #21
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Here are some sketches I did that may explain it better:

Here is what the unit would look like assembled:



And exploded:



The parts list is pretty simple:

1 - 3/4 ss tubing with a 90 bend
1 - 1/1.5" (same size) end cap, drilled to fit the tubing
1- 1" ferrule

If you have any questions or improvements on the design, please let me know

 
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #22
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Here is what the unit would look like assembled:



And exploded:




This looks like a great Idea. And simple enough too. Thanks for the suggestions. Sorry if you mentioned it already but would you solder a ferrul to the fermenter as the other mounting part?
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #23
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This is exactly what I need for my conical tank!!! Booyah!

 
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #24
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This looks like a great Idea. And simple enough too. Thanks for the suggestions. Sorry if you mentioned it already but would you solder a ferrul to the fermenter as the other mounting part?
Yep, using the methods outlined in the soldering-stainless thread. I originally drew up this design for a kettle, but it would work equally well with a fermenter. To make it rotating, you use a teflon gasket and just loosen the clamp a bit to turn, then tighten it back down once it is in place. Since the solder fills most, if not all, of the gap from the dimple, there shouldn't be much room for infections to hide.

 
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:14 AM   #25
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Soldering in some cases seems like the easiest way to go. After a little practice, and based on some photos I have seen, the soldered joints look awesome! Nicely done and thanks for the info.. I've been working with Stainless brewing on gathering the parts needed to make it happen. I currently have a German Pilsner chugging along nicely in the the fermenter I built. As soon as its done I will be adding this racking cane idea. Unless of course, I immediately need more beer storage . When Its all complete I will post more photos.
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