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Old 02-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #11
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Thank you guys for your input so far, I have been working on redesigning some things before I repost.

Marcb, Check out http://www.tf-valvefittings.com/goods-13.html

They are cheaper if you buy in bulk, the shipping is what gets you. But they are at least $5 bucks cheaper than the brewtroller site.

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #12
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They are not 100% sanitary, what I am going to do is, cut most of the threads off the fitting using my chop saw. Then drilling both sides of the 1/2 inch fittings to 7/8, then tig welding a 1 inch triclover to each end.

1/2" fittings are closer to 7/8" with the threads, so its pretty easy to just drill them out on the press with a 7/8 drill bit. And the inside diameter of the 1" triclover is 7/8"

the reason I am going to keep them 1/2 is because my chugger pumps are 1/2". Even though I plan on modifying those too with triclovers. The inlets are a little small (maybe 1/4") and can use some opening up.

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #13
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Marc- I just realized you are in santa clara, I am over the hill in Discovery Bay.. when I get my system going we should brew

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #14
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Marc- I just realized you are in santa clara, I am over the hill in Discovery Bay.. when I get my system going we should brew
Heck yes, you are always welcome over for beers or a brew day at my casa as well. I used a semi automated morebeer herms rig for 20 gallon batches. Check out my hop pellet gunk thread for pics of the last one!

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:28 PM   #15
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nice system! I am using the 25 gal kettles from northern just because they have no holes in them like the more beer ones.

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:13 AM   #16
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nice system! I am using the 25 gal kettles from northern just because they have no holes in them like the more beer ones.
I found a supplier on eBay that has the same kettles up to 50 gallons with no holes, that may be my next system size unless I go really crazy : )

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #17
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Are you talking about the 200qt one thats going for $490 something? I saw that and didnt know what the hell i would do with it.lol

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #18
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How about this? I modified the plans a bit
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #19
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Few more questions.

1.) Do you have any details on your brew process?
2.) Do you use a chiller? If so, where would it be in the process above?
3.) Do you use water from the HLT for your strike or do you heat your strike water in your BK?
4.) What is the "CW" on the BK?
5.) What is the fitting above the "CW" for on the BK?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:01 PM   #20
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Few more questions.

1.) Do you have any details on your brew process?
2.) Do you use a chiller? If so, where would it be in the process above?
3.) Do you use water from the HLT for your strike or do you heat your strike water in your BK?
4.) What is the "CW" on the BK?
5.) What is the fitting above the "CW" for on the BK?
I'm going to take a stab at clearing some of those up.
2, 4 & 5 - It looks like he has a IC mounted in the BK, that is what the CW in and fitting above it is for.

 
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