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Old 10-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #31
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Yea the plan was to put a pillow block on both sides to aid in tipping the MT.
Well, then you shouldn't have a problem so long as it's on a solid axle. You might have to buy a precision ground shaft to use if you can't find one that is a thousandth under sized or if you have a machinist buddy, have them make one for you.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #32
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It won't be solid, it will be modeled after the morebeer design where there is a shaft welded to each side of the ring the supports the kettle.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:02 PM   #33
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It won't be solid, it will be modeled after the morebeer design where there is a shaft welded to each side of the ring the supports the kettle.
Gotcha! Thanks. Makes perfect sense now.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:10 AM   #34
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Who's idea was it to make a tippy dump on this thing?!?!?! ME!! I'm going to kick my own @ss soon for being an idiot. This part is taking me longer than it did to weld the whole stand!! What a PITA!

I'll be out of town all weekend. I'lll have more updates on Monday evening.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #35
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Who's idea was it to make a tippy dump on this thing?!?!?! ME!! I'm going to kick my own @ss soon for being an idiot. This part is taking me longer than it did to weld the whole stand!! What a PITA!

I'll be out of town all weekend. I'lll have more updates on Monday evening.
Yeah, bet it is a headache, but once it is done and you are several batches in I imagine you will be glad you did it. I know I would not enjoy manually scooping out 1 barrels worth of spent grains from one of those kettles.

Keep us posted, this is a pretty cool build and I would like to see how it all goes.

Good luck!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #36
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Yea that's why I keep plugging away at it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:23 AM   #37
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I am in the same boat: trying to design a tippy for a 42 gal barrel mash, so I will be following with interest

 
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #38
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Not a whole lot to report. However my Brother in law mentioned he thinks the panel is too small to fit everything in. So... I am running the idea off him of running a sub panel to put the contactors in. If that doesn't work, I need to redo the control panel... ;-(
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #39
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20x20x8 big enough?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f16/e-ri...t-more-199323/
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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!

 
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #40
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haha it would be. However I'm trying to stop the bleedout of money on this project! Going to see if I can do a subpanel with the contactors in.
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