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Old 11-09-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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I've just received my 160 qt aluminum brewpot. I'm going to be installing a drain, but I am wondering how high to position it.
The kettle is about 24" x 24", the drain is 3/4" fpt.
I am planning for 25 gallon batches.

Is there a rule of thumb for percentage of trub? Or another method to go by?


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Old 11-09-2007, 04:31 PM   #2
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Just above the rounded bottom to make sure it seats properly.
When do you plan on starting? Let us know how it goes.


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Old 11-09-2007, 04:39 PM   #3
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160QT !! Jesus How much was that sucker
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It really all depends on how you make up your dip tube on the inside. If you are going with a false bottom, then you need to base it off of the height of the false bottom and dip tube. If you are using a pick up tube with something like a HopStopper or bazooka tube then you need to measure it out from there.

At the very least i would go a little higher if you want room to change things around, you can always make a longer dip tube, just make sure that you have a good seal on all your joints to keep a good siphon going.

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160QT !! Jesus How much was that sucker
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