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Offline Steve Ruch

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6" or 12" kettle screen?
« on: April 24, 2015, 09:33:51 PM »
I see some HBSs sell the weldless spigot for converting a cooler into a mashtun and a 12" kettle screen and some offer a 6" kettle screen. Is the 12" better than the 6", the same?
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Re: 6" or 12" kettle screen?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 09:38:05 PM »
I assume the 6" would get clogged easier with hop matter, trub, etc.
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Re: 6" or 12" kettle screen?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 10:50:08 PM »
i would go as big as you can to fit your cooler, I have a 12 inch in my big square cooler for 5+ gallon batches and then a 6 inch for a 5 gallon cooler I use for my 2.5-3 gallon batches. 

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Re: 6" or 12" kettle screen?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 12:49:03 AM »
Yup, if you can fit the 12" go with that, more surface area to drain and less apt to get plugged up
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Re: 6" or 12" kettle screen?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2015, 02:07:25 PM »
If you can build one from CPVC or PVC do it. I've had nothing but problems with those tubes.
Cut slots in the plastic pipe, 3/8" apart with a hacksaw blade (perfect width), 1/3-1/2 thru. You don't have to glue any of the fittings as they fit tight enough for mashing. PM me if you'd like to see how I put mine together.
Or use a soft copper coil if you have a round cooler
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Re: 6" or 12" kettle screen?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 03:30:58 PM »
I went with dishwasher supply line this time. pull the plastic tube out of the SS braid and use that. it's around 36 inches so I looped it and attached it with a vinyl T to the tube leaving the bulkhead.
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Re: 6" or 12" kettle screen?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2015, 04:08:29 PM »
I went with dishwasher supply line this time. pull the plastic tube out of the SS braid and use that. it's around 36 inches so I looped it and attached it with a vinyl T to the tube leaving the bulkhead.
If you can build one from CPVC or PVC do it. I've had nothing but problems with those tubes.
Cut slots in the plastic pipe, 3/8" apart with a hacksaw blade (perfect width), 1/3-1/2 thru. You don't have to glue any of the fittings as they fit tight enough for mashing. PM me if you'd like to see how I put mine together.
Or use a soft copper coil if you have a round cooler

A couple of really good ideas, thanks guys.
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