Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Three vessel e-keggle bottom drain herms pics
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #31
Jem
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Paul, mn
Posts: 93
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wdevauld
What do you do for separating hops and hot break from the wert? I see you have a setup to allow for whirlpooling but is that not opposite if what you want with a center drain?
WDevauld, you are right it's not a whirlpool in the traditional sense. Initially I was using an immersion chiller and wanted the whirlpool action for that. I switched to a plate chiller thinking I would add another port to draw off above the break material but haven't gotten around to it and with the plate chiller I tried to keep as much hop material as possible out with a hop spider, in addition i leave a about a gallon in the boil keggle and 1.5 gallons in the fermentor. So not a perfect solution but it works well for cleaning. After completing this setup the biab process caught my eye and I ended up building a 10 gallon e biab setup. I find myself brewing on the ebiab system more lately, my brew time hasn't been cut back with a new baby.


Jem is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 01:07 AM   #32
Jem
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Paul, mn
Posts: 93
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Ok for anyone still following this thread, I mounted my pump head horizontally and it works much better.


Jem is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2015, 08:04 PM   #33
thorHB
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 64
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Resurrecting this old thread. Love your setup with bottom drain keggles on legs. This is exactly what I am looking to do. Can you tell me the specs on the legs themselves? I want to make sure my design is beefy enough. Looking at 3/4" OD SS square tube, 3' lengths. How is your design holding up over time? Do you remember where you purchased your casters? Thanks!
thorHB is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2015, 08:24 PM   #34
Jem
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Paul, mn
Posts: 93
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Sorry for the slow response I tried to find the specs on the legs but could not. I don't have this setup any longer, decide to down size and sold it on HBT. Hopefully it's still working well. The legs where fairly thick steel and either 3/4 or 1" OD, bolted into the skirt of the keg top and bottom. As you decide of the height keep in mind the drop for your pumps. I think the casters were from Harbor Freight. Hope that helps a little
Jem is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2015, 03:28 PM   #35
Jem
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Paul, mn
Posts: 93
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

found the specs for the legs:
Product Type: A513 Steel Structural Square Tube
Description: 1 X 1 X 14 GA (.083 wall)
Quantity: 12
Jem is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2015, 12:54 AM   #36
thorHB
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 64
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jem View Post
found the specs for the legs:
Product Type: A513 Steel Structural Square Tube
Description: 1 X 1 X 14 GA (.083 wall)
Quantity: 12
You're the man. Thanks for following up. The plan is to use a bottom drain keggle with a RIMS system. Building the RIMS controller now. Eventually I'll get to converting the keggle and slapping legs on it after I polish it up all pretty like yours.


thorHB is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottom Drain e-Keggle mosstradamus Electric Brewing 4 12-28-2012 02:06 PM
Anyone tried a solid false bottom for whirlpooling in a bottom-drain keggle djdixon1995 General Techniques 10 11-17-2012 06:50 PM
False Bottom BK Bottom Drain Keggle? BoilermakerBrewery Equipment/Sanitation 3 09-27-2012 12:23 AM
False bottom keggle gravity drain? JonClayton Equipment/Sanitation 3 12-12-2011 07:55 PM
Bottom drain on keggle conpewter Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 47 01-27-2010 04:26 PM


Forum Jump