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    Super Simple 15G Plastic Conical

    Those bulkheads look almost identical to mine... I'm guessing stainlessbrewing gets them from Swagelok. That picture is not very clear. Are those gaskets nice and flat? I think I would also need the washer that his fittings come with. Also, I'm pretty sure mine are 3/8 inch...
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    Super Simple 15G Plastic Conical

    Looks good but you should switch out the copper tubing for stainless for the reasons mentioned by others. Brass fittings won't be a problem since they are just on the lid and most likely won't have much, if any, contact with the beer. Here's a couple of photos of what I did for my 60 gallon...
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    electronic valves

    They have motorized ball valves at http://www.oscsys.com/ (the commercial site run by the contributors to the brewtroller project). They are stainless and look pretty nice. $50 a pop. They seem to be out of stock but that might just be because the owners are currently at NHC. I think you can...
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    230 Volt Digital Thermostat / Controller

    Yes, the linked pdf on the page indicates a max load of 8 amp/250 v for the output, so I suppose an ssr would be required.
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    55 Gallon AE Kettle system

    Curious. Which model did you get and where did you get. I haven't had much luck tracking down prices on the Thomsens on-line.
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    Plastic barrel for electric HLT

    I think this is the the thread you're referring to (the poster was in Sweden though). I'll read that for a while. Cheers.
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    Plastic barrel for electric HLT

    I appreciate the safety concerns, but I've already used the barrel as an HLT without any issues. I couldn't detect any softening of the plastic at that temperature, or anything like that. The only difference will be that I'll be heating the water directly in the barrel, while currently I heat in...
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    Inductor Tank Regimen

    Thanks for the info. That's interesting that you screwed to side port ball valve directly into the tank. I purchased flanges for side that I was going to screw into, but maybe your approach is simpler. Looks like you've got a silicone o-ring there too. If you get a chance to post photos of...
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    Inductor Tank Regimen

    Hi Budzu, I will be using these inductors commercially as well. I will have 4 60 gallons, two 30 inch and two 24 inch. Would you happen to have any photos of what you did with the lid? Did you buy an extra lid just for CIP? Or do refit the spray ball into the lid each time you do CIP on a given...
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    Plastic barrel for electric HLT

    It's 55 gallon.
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    Plastic barrel for electric HLT

    Thanks, that's an idea. I'll have to see if I can find one of those adapters. What is the logic in putting the probe in-line with the pump? Is that what people usually do for their HLTs?
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    Plastic barrel for electric HLT

    Hi All, I'm planning to convert an HDPE plastic drum into and electric HLT using a 5500 watt element. I have two questions about this. First, what would be the best way to secure the element to the drum. I know the element comes with a rubber gasket and I could use a simple locking nut on...
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    Super Simple 15G Plastic Conical

    After researching I discovered that they do make 2 inch female npt to 1.5 inch tri-clamp adapters (rare) or you can use 2 inch female npt to 2 inch triclamp adapters mated to a 2 inch to 1.5 inch tri-clamp reducer. I'll go one of those routes.
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    Super Simple 15G Plastic Conical

    I ordered two 60 gallon inductors. I requested the model with full drain and a 1.5 inch fpt connection at the bottom. I ended up receiving the version with the 2 inch mpt. I wanted to send them back but they told me to keep them since shipping was so high. Anyway, I'll see what I can do with...
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    Question on watts/voltage

    Just ordered from amazon.com This is what wikipedia says that I think applies to my situation:
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