Bobby, just thought of something. Why not shorten Orfy's setup and have the elbow coming right from the bulkhead. Do you need the tube that long for siphoning power?Bobby_M said:I'd recommend a compression fitting no matter what. It just makes regular removal a lot easier and you're going to want to remove it ever few brews to really get a good scrub on the bottom of the keg. It gets pretty grimey. You could get away with a soldered MPT end on the dip tube but you'll need about 1/4" clearance to the bottom of the depression. It's not so bad though, you need the room to shove the scrubby in anyway.
I've been thinking about reorienting my tube placement so it's half way off to the side so that I can whirlpool prior to draining. You will sacrifice a little wort that way, but you can hopefully leave mostly hot break behind in the center depression.
Is that what you do with prostitutes?Bobby_M said:You need to learn the "pinch the hose" trick. Anytime there's any airspace in a hose like that, giving the hose a pinch right below the air increases the velocity and sucks the air out. It's really quite amazing.