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Old 12-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Fuel tank filter to replace SS braid ?

Anyone ever think of using a fuel tank sediment filter for a mash tun filter or know if they make them from ss
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Something like this?
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1150471442.jpg
Would have to have a LOT of surface area. That's why people use stainless braid (sink/toilet supply lines) for manifolds. Why not just use one of those?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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Why not just use one of those?
Had problems with SS braid and am afraid to try again and copper is so expensive
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Had problems with SS braid and am afraid to try again and copper is so expensive
what were your problems? Many veteran brewers have used them for hundreds of batches. I use one. I get slow runoff occasionally but it's not a big deal.
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The heater hose braid stopped the wort from filtering. I pulled it off and cleaned it and i still had problems Finally had to give up on it and used a power supply cable management mesh tube and some copper coiled up to hold it open.
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How long of braid did you use? You want a good 12" or more. Weird. A TON of guys are using the tiny toilet supply braid and don't have issues. What kind of mash tun do you have and what is your overall setup?
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The heater hose braid stopped the wort from filtering. I pulled it off and cleaned it and i still had problems Finally had to give up on it and used a power supply cable management mesh tube and some copper coiled up to hold it open.
I've been using a braid for over 7 years without a problem, maybe try making a longer loop?
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I've been using a braid for over 7 years without a problem, maybe try making a longer loop?
The braid would open like a slinky and when I let it go it would snap back into place.
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