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Old 10-06-2012, 01:04 AM   #101
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Has anyone asked the guy if he's doing sanitary welds? Just wondering if everything's clean and he's using pure CO2 and whatnot
I haven't asked but I'm on my second filter and can attest to the quality, clean welds. These things also go into the boil so I wasn't super worried about it after giving it a nice 160 degree PBW soak and rinse. They also clean up well! He just posted a few entries up the thread so you could always PM him or email him directly.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:09 AM   #102
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My understanding of a (food) "sanitary weld" means that there will be no porosity and this, obviously, will have nooks-n-crannies. But anywho, I just measured the distance from my kettle's opening down to the heating element and found it to be exactly 14". Kismet? I would like to think so. I'll be saving my coins for one of these.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:46 AM   #103
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My understanding of a (food) "sanitary weld" means that there will be no porosity and this, obviously, will have nooks-n-crannies. But anywho, I just measured the distance from my kettle's opening down to the heating element and found it to be exactly 14". Kismet? I would like to think so. I'll be saving my coins for one of these.
Lol, yes I was referring to the stainless stock welds, not the tacks for the mesh.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:57 AM   #104
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Did the 10 gallon batch of Punkin' Ale today with the 300 micron filter, it kicked a$$! Worked great, drained fast and cleaned up quick leaving nothing behind in the brew kettle. I was thinking about testing out the 400 micron filter but I think I will stop here because it works perfectly. I will know for sure after a 20 gallon batch of Pliny that I'll do in a couple of weeks but you are safe going with a 300 micron!
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #105
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Got my 300 micron as well and brewed yesterday. Worked great . Used hop pellets and had no issues. Cleans up easily
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:07 AM   #106
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The guy just got back to me - doesn't use sanitary welds, but it's can be run thru the dishwasher, and for price, a hopper with 6" diameter, 10" long would be $55; not a bad price at all.

Really good price, but I'm worried about those welds - will it make any difference that they're not sanitary?
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The guy just got back to me - doesn't use sanitary welds, but it's can be run thru the dishwasher, and for price, a hopper with 6" diameter, 10" long would be $55; not a bad price at all.

Really good price, but I'm worried about those welds - will it make any difference that they're not sanitary?
I'm 4 batches in without issue, remember that you boil the hell out of this thing anyways......
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #108
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The guy just got back to me - doesn't use sanitary welds, but it's can be run thru the dishwasher, and for price, a hopper with 6" diameter, 10" long would be $55; not a bad price at all.

Really good price, but I'm worried about those welds - will it make any difference that they're not sanitary?
It's in the boil, it's going to get sanitized
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #109
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I used my 400 micron basket yesterday from Chad and it worked great! 4 ounces of hops, whole and pellet combined and very little of the pellets went through the mesh. I'm very happy with the results of the 400 micron basket.
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Got my 300 micron. Its beautiful. I can't wait to use it!!!
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