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Old 01-12-2013, 11:30 PM   #11
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FYI- the 'assembled' pic is showing the ' bottom' side... the slots cut would be facing the floor of the mashtun

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:16 AM   #12
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a couple pix, assembled and broke down for cleaning
Thanks for the pic, getting the same cooler and looking to use a manifold

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #13
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got the cooler, piecing together the parts, just waiting on the fittings

still need to drill holes/cut slots. leaning towards holes

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:23 PM   #14
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how did you end up assembling the faucet to get it leak free?

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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I really like a few manifolds that have been done with the outlet in the center of the manifold and tubed to the bulkhead.

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #16
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in the mail today: bulkhead nipple + locknuts + o-rings + ball valve + hose barb

sorry, Bobby_M... your shop was closed

I hooked everything up and at first it looked like it was just a hair too small; the o-rings were being squeezed into the bulkhead.

BUT! the plastic gasket from the cooler's spigot fit on the nipple just fine and looks like it forms a good seal

inside, the manifold is a little tight, longitudinally (I LOVE that word) but that can be good to keep it in place during dough-in.

so, except for drilling holes/cutting slots, my whole rig is ready to go
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #17
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I need to place another order with Bobby. I'm just waiting for the grand re-opening.

I did the same - with the original gasket. First I pulled some insulation from around the opening and back filled with some J.B. Weld. I read some had some trouble with the wall collapsing and/or bits of wort or water leaking into the insulation. I just put the whole thing back together last night but have not tested for water tightness.

I now need to make a manifold, but now - after all this - I may change directions and go with a direct fired MLT. I can alway just have a new cooler.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #18
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Longitudinally Thats FUN to say
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:34 PM   #19
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conditioning my aluminum kettle figure it's a good time for testing boil-off rate (3 qts/hr) plus how long it takes to reach strike temp (30 minutes) and boil (45 minutes)

also need to test for leaks in the MLT, so I pour that water into the cooler. ambient temp is 43, pour 185 water in and it settles out at 175. seeing how it holds temp without the grain (I know... thermal mass, blah blah woof woof). drip. drip. drip.

gonna need some teflon tape
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