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Old 01-28-2013, 08:16 PM   #11
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What is the black material at the top? Is it just foam pipe insulation so you can grab/manipulate without burning your hands?
Yeah that was just pipe insulation when a was working on the design/mock-up. Since I now have a working unit and have ran my first boil test, I don't think it's even needed. Heat didn't run up the SS pipe at all.

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Old 02-08-2013, 01:37 AM   #12
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Update: Last night was Brew Day (AG- Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Clone), the new Heat Stick worked great and had no leaks! It may be a bit longer than needed for my BK, however it would also work great in my deeper 10gal HD Mashtun.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:19 PM   #13
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YES. My biggest issue with heatsticks was the JB weld.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:22 PM   #14
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Nice build. What did it end up costing you?

 
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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Nice build. What did it end up costing you?
Well it depends on your configuration but as pictured above:

2" TC Pipe x 20" $38
2" 90 degree Elbow $14
(3) 2" Clamps $22.50
(3) 2" Silicone Gaskets $1.05
Pipe Holder $6 (optional)
Element Adapter $10
ULWD Element $17
Shipping $12
Total : $120.55
*Optional Element Guard Kit $36

Pretty expensive but I have VERY happy with it!

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:24 PM   #16
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Sweet build, notice any leaking or seeping?

 
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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Maybe it was mentioned already, but help me out. Why spend that kind of money when installing it though the pot would cost under $10?

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:03 AM   #18
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I really like using heatsticks instead of an element mounted in the kettle because I remove the heatstick before I whirlpool.

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Maybe it was mentioned already, but help me out. Why spend that kind of money when installing it though the pot would cost under $10?

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:57 PM   #19
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Maybe it was mentioned already, but help me out. Why spend that kind of money when installing it though the pot would cost under $10?
Bobby, for me I guess it's mainly 'Flexibility'. It can be used in any apparatus -BK, pre-heat/strike/sparge water, even in my MashTun (10Gal Rubbermaid) without modifying any of them. No needed special tools/drill bits and/or chance that I will screw-up damaging my SS pot(s) by drilling the hole(s). Can be used Indoors or Outdoors. All the quality SS parts I used to build this should last a lifetime and can also be used/pulled/re-purposed for other uses/projects (Modularity) and/or future indevors (distilling?).

Maybe not for everyone but we are limited on space & tools and being fully modular is helpful. I'm a happy camper with it.

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Old 02-28-2013, 04:03 PM   #20
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Sweet build, notice any leaking or seeping?
Thank you, only had a leak when I first put the unit together but found I didn't have a TC gasket lined up & clamp tight. I originally thought it was the element seal so order a couple element o-rings from Bobby but actually wasn't needed. 3 full brew sessions so far and and no leaks!

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