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Old 04-30-2013, 12:41 AM   #11
headfullahops
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I didn't mean to imply that your build was cheap.
I was focused on your design of the stand !

BTW. your PVC and plumbing work, are perfect looking. Did you even glue the PVC, Cause it's so perfect, it don't look like ya did.
No worries; I didn't take it like that. I bet the stand its self and related hardware didn't cost more than $20. As far as the PVC build goes, the best investment I made was a pair of ratcheting PVC cutters; clean, straight, and accurate cutting of the pipe. It is glued together, but where you usually see purple cement around the joint, I used a cement that was clear and was pretty careful about how I applied it. That 3/4" schedule 40 is really solid once it's glued up.

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Old 05-02-2013, 03:03 PM   #12
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Nice job!
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:15 PM   #13
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Nice job!
Thanks a lot! I'm hoping I'll have time to strip it down and paint the PVC and wood pieces tomorrow and have it back together before I brew Saturday.

OFF TOPIC: I just got a Blingmann Hop Rocket delivered from Northern Brewer yesterday and the 4 pounds of leaf hops I ordered from Label Peelers just came literally 2 minutes ago.

I'll post some pics of my setup in action this weekend.

Cheers!

 
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:18 AM   #14
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Well, didn't get around to painting the stand, but got some shots in action this past brew day.

Also excited to see what difference the Hop Rocket makes on my all Centennial IPA I am transferring here!
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:49 AM   #15
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do you have a drawing or schematic on what you built or was this eyeballed? I'd like to do something similar with my pump and plate chiller.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:41 PM   #16
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do you have a drawing or schematic on what you built or was this eyeballed? I'd like to do something similar with my pump and plate chiller.
I drew up my own plans from the spec'd dimensions of the pump and chiller.

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:16 PM   #17
lowpotential
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Just wondering if you are using the hop rocket before or after the plate chiller? Seems to make sense before the chiller, but then heat on the hops would be higher. Could aid in filtering the wort however. Couldn't tell from the images.

Great setup. Maybe my next purchase.

 
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:27 PM   #18
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Also, are you using the same port for oxygen as for the temp probe? If not, is there an oxygen stone or some other part you ordered to make that work?

 
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:37 PM   #19
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Also, are you using the same port for oxygen as for the temp probe? If not, is there an oxygen stone or some other part you ordered to make that work?
Will you post a shopping list for this? Maybe some photos of it being assembled?

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:07 PM   #20
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Great job. I switched from an IC to a plate chiller around the first of the year. I built a stand for chill wizard knockoff but I didn't incorporate the O2 stone like you did. Here is my version (I like yours better.)
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