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Old 01-27-2008, 05:29 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, just built this today. it took a while to find everything, and I also locked my keys in the car in the process . Anyways, how does it look?










I thought it came out pretty good.


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Old 01-27-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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Looks like blatent product placement to me ;-)

Looks good.


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Old 01-27-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
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Looks like blatent product placement to me ;-)

Looks good.
I agree, how much you getting for it?


My only advice would be that you should have gone bigger.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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Looks real purty!


+1 on the "bigger" sentiment though.......
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What is the white piece at the end of the braid...?


(I am still undecided about my braid termination, trying for KISS...)
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:42 PM   #6
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Looks nice.

Did you find all of the parts at Lowe's as well? I'm going to be converting this bad boy next weekend.

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Old 01-27-2008, 05:50 PM   #7
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What is the white piece at the end of the braid...?
(I am still undecided about my braid termination, trying for KISS...)
FWIW, I have a similar braid in one of my vessels, and I just folded the end over itself and crimped tight with a pair of pliers, 3-4 times. Works perfectly, and can't get any simpler than that.

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Old 01-27-2008, 06:16 PM   #8
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The instructions I had called for a 2 gallon cooler, but I couldn't find one so I went with a 5 gallon? Should I have still gone bigger? Also I paid about $45 for it all total including the cooler and I bought all my parts at lowes.

As for the white thing on the end of the braid, that's thread seal tape. I tried to cut off all the fraid ends of the braid, but it was taking way to much time and not doing that good of a job, so I just wraped some tape around it so it wouldn't scract the cooler which could then leave places for bacteria to grow. Good idea, bad idea? or just a not needed idea?


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Old 01-27-2008, 07:08 PM   #9
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Anything before the boil is not usually a worry for nasties ;?)

Guess you could grow some spores, but the 60 minute boil usually works well.

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Am I correct in assuming you are building a cooler for partial mashes? If so, the five gallon size is more than enough. You would actually be able to do some mid-gravity all grain batches in there as well.


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