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Old 09-02-2008, 03:47 PM   #101
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Yes, I recirculate at the end of the boil to sanitize the CFC. I can see how the heat cycles probably do a number on it. You probably brew more often than I do, which is why yours wore out sooner.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:18 PM   #102
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This is what I am using and with 3 brews through it so far, I love it. I also recirc boiling wort and the tubing has seen no ill effects whatsoever.

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Old 09-02-2008, 05:44 PM   #103
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This is what I am using and with 3 brews through it so far, I love it. I also recirc boiling wort and the tubing has seen no ill effects whatsoever.

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That's what I use as well. I love it.

 
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:26 PM   #104
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Yup, I almost went for the thermoplastic too but I wanted to retain my ability to see wort flow through it. Silicone isn't clear but it's semi-opaque. It was worth extra buck a foot for me.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:19 AM   #105
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Bobby,
Thank you for helping to inspire me to build my own sculpture. Here are some pics of my progress.








 
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:16 PM   #106
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Looks great! I think your build deserves it's own thread. Keep it updated w/ new pics.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:27 PM   #107
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Yeah, I agree. Start up a thread in the DIY section for your build and include LOTS of pictures. I kinda wish I dropped a few bucks and made mine out of square stock. I do like how my kegs sit in cradles though, but that could easily be replicated just by tacking a couple stops to the top area.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:55 PM   #108
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I was trying to think of what I should use on the top to help cradle the kettles...I'll start a thread and appreciate your help.

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Old 11-10-2008, 08:55 PM   #109
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Mine don't sit in cradles, but they don't slide - even a little, so I don't really worry about it.

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Old 01-27-2009, 10:05 PM   #110
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Another thing I want to add to my setup is a couple of "U" hooks to the stand so that I can have them hold my hoses up when I don't have them connected to anything. Since the female disconnects I use are non sealing, I can't just dangle them on the floor or I'll drain the pump head.
Hey Bobby,

I was curious why you decided to go with non-sealing disconnects. I'm about to buy all my stuff from McMaster so if you have any sage advice, it would be much appreciated.
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