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Old 11-12-2008, 07:31 PM   #41
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what about a few pieces of copper, and either bend or put on some fittings so you can hang them on the edge of the pot... put QDs on them. Use one as a pump draw, and one as a return angled against the wall, and pull from the kettle mid-depth. Whirlpool through this, instead of whirlpooling by drawing through the screen. When it's done, the screen should be relatively clear and your trub pile centered so you can slowly draw wort off through a cfc to fermenter. Alternatively you could cool it with an IC, and use the hang-on-the-side copper pieces to create a whirlpool while using IC, then just continue to whirlpool a few moments after removing IC, let settle, then drain off slowly or pump off slowly to fermenter.

I actually just ordered a 20g, but to use as a mash tun. I've gotten a keg converted for the boil vessel.

What size is the female thread from the ball valve? Will the SS QD from B3 (wow... nobody but beer folks could possibly know what that means) thread directly in? I assume their QDs connect fine on the QD side, regardless of wether they are barb or threaded on the hose/pipe end.
Yes, this is a good option I think. I was thinking about drilling another port for this purpose, but your solution seems good too. I have B3SSQD's on every port of my brewery. Yes, they are fine. I'm not sure about your last question. The fittings are threaded; you need a FIP X Barb fitting to your hoses.


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Old 11-12-2008, 07:33 PM   #42
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Yes, this is a good option I think. I was thinking about drilling another port for this purpose, but your solution seems good too. I have B3SSQD's on every port of my brewery. Yes, they are fine. I'm not sure about your last question. The fittings are threaded; you need a FIP X Barb fitting to your hoses.
Not anymore, they now carry a QD to barb version. They also sell all pieces separately.


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Old 11-12-2008, 07:50 PM   #43
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Not anymore, they now carry a QD to barb version. They also sell all pieces separately.
Ah, I didn't know about the barb. That's cool. Too late for me unfortunately. On another note. There is an ebay seller called norastark that has been putting up silicone tubing that is awesome. It's like B3's but .875 OD instead of 3/4". The kicker is it's less than half the price of the B3. Here is a link to a 5/8" ID listing, but you could write and ask if they have any more of the 1/2". I bought a coil and it's way better than the Morebeer stuff.

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Old 11-12-2008, 08:32 PM   #44
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how much did the coil run you?
Also, the blichmenn female threaded end on the ball valve... it's 1/2"?
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:39 PM   #45
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link no worky, btw, korndog
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:42 PM   #46
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link no worky, btw, korndog
Sani-Tech Tubing STHT-C-500-5F New in Package - eBay (item 120328986615 end time Nov-04-08 19:58:05 PST)

31.99 + shipping for 50 foot coil. 'bout 94 Cents foot.

Blichmann ball valves I have are 1/2". they make other sizes though.
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I must have that.
It's on next month's beer "allowance", though. Along with the pumps and QDs.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:19 PM   #48
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I just emailed about future stock on the tubing. I'll get back as soon as I get a reply. Thanks, Korndog.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:06 PM   #49
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great! I would love to hear.
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She sent me an email. The tubing is listed again.


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