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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    My next project is gonna be converting everything over to sanke and building a keg washer. I'm the same. It's always something
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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    So, just FYI. I figured out the problem with my sparge/ recirc tube sinking into the grain bed. It was too short. I doubled the length and it is currently working like a charm Sorry for the horrible light in my garage
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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    I agree about the Chinese stuff also. I have no problem with preboil wort touching them either. I do have a problem with unscrewing them everytime I want to clean them. Triclamps are easier to clean in every way. Which IMHO makes them inherently cleaner. Thanks for the info on the float. I'll...
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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    Glad to see this being discussed, I have a piece of silicon tubing as per the kal and sabco method and have not had great luck. The tubing wants to sink before the grain bed gets nice and settled. Which I feel like is causing channeling. I have my old lineloc sparge arm from my old kettle, but I...
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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    ^ this. If you compare it to the cost of a bass boat, or a Harley, or a country club membership, it is really no more expensive than any other hobby.
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    What order? Ferm chamber, yeast starter, or brew equipment?

    I would do the ferm chamber first. Temperature control has improved my beer more than anything. Then outfit yourself to make starters, then spend the coin for hot side toys.
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    Hoppo's Brewery & Wine/Beer Cellar

    Have you ever heard of a cedar-ection? I have one right now. Very nice work sir
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    Show us your sculpture or brew rig

    Ha, thanks no beers until I start the boil (usually). It really is pretty intuitive, the valve handle points in the direction of flow.
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    Show us your sculpture or brew rig

    Ha, yeah the plumbing got a little busy. I wanted to stay away from hard plumbing for ease of cleaning, but still not need to make hose changes. I wish the photos had turned out better. The lighting in my garage is awful. Thanks for the kind words, guys.
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    Show us your sculpture or brew rig

    One hose barb away from having it where I want it. The 3 way valves eliminate hose changes.
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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    Dude, that panel is awesome. I can't wait to see it all lit up and on your rig
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    HERMS PID Burner Question

    Also, Mr. Delange, thank you for all your hard work with water chemistry. You have done the homebrewing community a huge service
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    HERMS PID Burner Question

    Sure, if you need any more specific shots let me know. The pid on the left controls the hlt, the probe associated with it is located in a tee at the hlt outlet. The right pid monitors the mash temp as it leaves the hex and returns to the mash tun. The probe is located just before my line loc...
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    HERMS PID Burner Question

    You got it. The probe measures the mash temperature, but the pid controls the boil kettle burner. Kind of a shortcut method of using 1 pid and probe for two functions. No switch needed. May not be as ideal as having a switch, but I have had good luck with it. On my system, I hold my hlt water...
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    HERMS PID Burner Question

    I think most of the time the mash pid isn't actually controlling an element, but rather being used to monitor. For instance, Kal'selectric brewery (www.theelectricbrewery.com) is set up this way. I have a HERMS with both burners controlled via pid and Honeywell valve. The mash pid is multi...
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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    Thanks,that's what I figured. That's my plan as well
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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    Kick, Sorry to keep going back to your chiller, one quick question though. How do you plan to sanitize it? Are you gonna recirc hot wort through it during whirlpool? Set it up in a sani-loop with a conical. Just curious.
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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    Thanks for the advice, bensiff and kick. I am super lucky in the sense that I live in Portland, and glacier tanks has a retail store 10 minutes from my house. No shipping and they give a cash discount. Which is probably good because I could max out a credit card in one hell of a hurry in that...
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    My insane 25 Gal, 100 Percent Hard Plumbed Tri-Clover, Automated Tippy Build

    Thanks and sorry if I missed that earlier in the thread. I have used a counter flow chiller forever. I once bought a small 20 plate and wound up giving it away because it didn't work well. Great build and keep the photos. Coming.
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