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Old 05-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #11
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looks good, I'm planning a single keggle for biab very much like these. what element did you use?
I'm still not sure which elements are safe to use, I presume it would have to be copper or stainless steel, apparently chrome is carcinogenic.
If its listed for use in a water heater it should be safe right? Since water heaters are food safe?



 
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #12
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I (and many others) have been using the Camco elements for quite some time, and best I can tell I haven't died yet.


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Old 05-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #13
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I (and many others) have been using the Camco elements for quite some time, and best I can tell I haven't died yet.
Actually, if we wish to confuse correlation with causation, apparently ingesting the chemicals from the Camco elements has increased your knowledge of electric circuit design.

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #14
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I'm using the 4500 camco ultra low watt elements, I initially used the standard curved 5500 elements but had trouble connecting them when I switched to a welded fitting and fixed electrical box.

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:20 PM   #15
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It looks like like to opened from the bottom, and used the keg spout for the drain connection; correct? Did you cut out the old spout completely ;or just the top piece? Please give keg build details!
Looks awesome, I would like to make a mash tun from a keg I have and go RIMs.
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Correct I opened up the bottom of the keg, I did not modify the keg spout at all, just removed the stem.

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:03 PM   #16
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For simplicities sake...holy balls!

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #17
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Right now you have the input on the high side and output on the bottom. That's probably the most challenging configuration you can put these heads in.
Pardon my ignorance, I don't have a pump, yet. But wouldn't the input on the high side mean liquid would flow down via gravity right into the head, thus priming it?
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #18
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Jem, I'd like to see pics of the HLT inside and also your whirlpool setup in the BK. THanks in advance.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #19
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looks good, I'm planning a single keggle for biab very much like these. what element did you use?
I'm still not sure which elements are safe to use, I presume it would have to be copper or stainless steel, apparently chrome is carcinogenic.
Forgot to mention I have used the boil keggle for brew in a bag, it worked nicely. I have since put together a ebiab set up using a stainless steel pot. If you're doing exclusive biab you might consider a kettle having smooth sides when you pull the bag outweigh the bottom drain for me. Just a thought.

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:16 PM   #20
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Jem, I'd like to see pics of the HLT inside and also your whirlpool setup in the BK. THanks in advance.
Here's pics of both I happen to have on my phone.


My coiling of the ss tubing was not as clean as would have liked, my suggesting to anyone considering a ss coil is to buy a ss immersion chiller and modify it to work.


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