Another pickup tube option - elbow + silicone - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks > Another pickup tube option - elbow + silicone

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-12-2012, 06:35 AM   #1
TimpanogosSlim
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Orem, UT
Posts: 962
Liked 84 Times on 74 Posts



So tonight i finally drilled a hole in my HLT for one of the weldless kits i bought from bargainfittings ages ago.

I'd seen some posts about how a simple elbow fitting works fine as a pickup tube, so i ordered some with my valves. And then for months i worried about whether i would end up drilling the hole in the kettle slightly too high or slightly too low.

As it turns out i drilled a bit high, about half an inch from the bottom of the elbow to the bottom of the kettle. So i started wondering about what i could install that would give me a siphon closer to the bottom of the kettle.

Turns out that 1/2" ID silicone tubing fits neatly inside 1/2" NPT female threads.

I'll see how it works out tomorrow.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
BargainFittings
Sponsor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
BargainFittings's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Allen TX
Posts: 2,052
Liked 95 Times on 84 Posts


A hose barb would work and you can angle it down to where you need it.

The tubing might loose suction unless you can get a very tight fit on the inner threads.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
OneHoppyGuy
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Concord, CA
Posts: 1,666
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts


we used silicone on a customer's keggle to get underneath the pico false bottom

It works great

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
TimpanogosSlim
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Orem, UT
Posts: 962
Liked 84 Times on 74 Posts


I guess i should take a picture - I've got the elbow + bit of hose pointing straight down

I'll see if it loses suction during my brew day today. even if it doesn't work out right, it'll be less pouring than I'm used to.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
TimpanogosSlim
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Orem, UT
Posts: 962
Liked 84 Times on 74 Posts


OK, if draining rinse water out of the kettle counts, and it should, if i tip the kettle to the side when it gets near the last of it, it leaves behind a little less than 1/2c of water.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 03:00 PM   #6
ClemsonDV
 
ClemsonDV's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Posts: 45
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by TimpanogosSlim View Post
I guess i should take a picture - I've got the elbow + bit of hose pointing straight down

I'll see if it loses suction during my brew day today. even if it doesn't work out right, it'll be less pouring than I'm used to.
How is this working. I bought an 90 deg elbow without the street, and I am starting to worry that i will have the valve up to high. I want to give myself enough room for protecting the valve against heat and also that I can possible get fit in a pickup tube later on.

I was curious to how the silicone tubing is working with it being so close to the bottom and the diect heat. I am slightly worried the burner would affect the tubing because its so close to the bottom of the kettle.

Amazon has some 1/2" NPT pipe threads for cheap that I might use as well. Just not sure what direction to take and I am dying to put my valves in.
__________________
Primary: Black IPA
Kegged: Winter Cheer, Pliny Clone
Bottled: American Pale Ale
Up Next: Centennial Blonde

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
OneHoppyGuy
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Concord, CA
Posts: 1,666
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts


Check this fitting from BrewHardware.com out


 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Filtered pickup tube. kickrjason Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 3 02-11-2012 03:36 PM
BK Pickup Tube? CorgiBrew Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 2 05-10-2010 08:11 PM
pickup tube problems MTHarrington Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 14 11-30-2009 07:07 PM
another pickup tube question Donner Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 32 04-26-2009 04:04 AM
DIY Wort Pickup Tube from BYO Mag scottfro Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 24 11-18-2008 06:24 AM


Forum Jump