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Old 10-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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I'll spend the winter upgrading my humble brewery. Here is my plan so far.

Two tier sculpture. From HLT into mash and from BK into fermentor will be gravity fed. Silicone hosing all the way. No QDs so far as I'll put my money into this. Plan is to run PBW and hot water to clean and flush after ended session. March pump.

What can be made better? Should I add a valve just before the pump?

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How will you sanitize the BK to Fermenter path?


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Old 10-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Well, it looks like he's got a pump valve that opens up from the BK to the fermenter so after he (theoretically) starts a cleaning run in the HLT he can flush it all the way through the system.

What I'm not seeing is how your HERM loop connects to your HLT. How are you maintaining temp in the HERM coil?
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how are you chilling? If it is plate or counterflow where does it live and how are you sanitizing it (boiling wort?)

also feel dumb for asking but...What is a QD?
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also feel dumb for asking but...What is a QD?
Quick disconnect. You see, he is using valves instead of moving hoses from one connection to the other
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Well, it looks like he's got a pump valve that opens up from the BK to the fermenter so after he (theoretically) starts a cleaning run in the HLT he can flush it all the way through the system.

What I'm not seeing is how your HERM loop connects to your HLT. How are you maintaining temp in the HERM coil?
Yes, however he will never have any fluid travel from the BK to fermenter until it is time to fill up the fermenter. With this setup, he would have to sanitize it pre-brew session, which would be a pain. Atleast this is how I see it.
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How will you sanitize the BK to Fermenter path?
I will have to disconnect the BK either way to get rid of trub and stuff. That path will be open en rhe fermentor end. Just a hose hsnging down into the fermentor so I will clean that one manually.
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How will you sanitize the BK to Fermenter path?
I will have to disconnect the BK none the less. So I will have to clean that hose manually. That parh will be an open path wirh the hose just hanging down into the fermentor.
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Well, it looks like he's got a pump valve that opens up from the BK to the fermenter so after he (theoretically) starts a cleaning run in the HLT he can flush it all the way through the system.

What I'm not seeing is how your HERM loop connects to your HLT. How are you maintaining temp in the HERM coil?

The HERM will be a separate heater. A boiler in which you heat water for tea and stuff.
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how are you chilling? If it is plate or counterflow where does it live and how are you sanitizing it (boiling wort?)

also feel dumb for asking but...What is a QD?
I'll chill with a immersion chiller. Goes into the boil 15 minutes before off.


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