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What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« on: December 23, 2009, 10:46:38 AM »
I decided to build a newer, bigger, better, (mostly blue) mashtun . .

Coleman Extreme 70



All stainless outlet with Quick Connect



Dry Fitting Heat Manifold . .



Holes for Manifold Inlet/ outlet



Installed Braid Pickup



Soldered Manifold before clean up (Wish I would have had some Stay-Brite 8 low temp solder)  :(



Testing all the fits before cleaning up the manifold . .


Lots more to do . . but it's a start!


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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 10:52:15 AM »
So a manifold and a braid. How does that work. Inquiring minds want to know.  ;D
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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 10:58:56 AM »
The braid is for the wort pickup . . the manifold is a completely closed system and basically an indirect heating element to hold the mash temp rock solid for the duration OR to step mash if the need arises. I will have a separate heated water vessel and a March pump that is PID controlled to circulate hot water through the manifold to hold and/ or raise the mash temps . .
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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 11:34:14 AM »
I have the exact same cooler that I'm in the process of converting.  Except I will be nowhere near as innovative or thorough as you.  Nice setup!
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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 01:23:14 PM »
I'm putting up walls and shelves in the basement. It's about time this gets done so I have more room down there.

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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 10:30:57 AM »
Thats purdy!  Nice job dhacker!   ;D

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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 11:02:54 AM »
dean,

You ain't seen nuthin' yet!   :D
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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 12:52:50 PM »
We made a big Snowman in our front yard :)
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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 01:52:48 PM »
Dhacker, are you going to stir the mash or recirculate wort while heating it? Without that I would be concerned about uneven heat distribution.

Kai

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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 03:07:38 PM »
Twin stir motors with 10 inch stir blade paddles. And I could recirculate if necessary.

My current Gott 60 mash tun is similar except It has no heat exchanger and used 4 model airplane propellers. Hence I called it:
Hack's Whacked Orville and Wilbur Mashy Tun!   :D

Here's a pic of the current Gott 60 . .


 
« Last Edit: December 24, 2009, 03:11:44 PM by dhacker »
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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2009, 03:21:35 PM »
Your mash tun plays piano!! Cool.
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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2009, 10:33:14 PM »
I'm putting up walls and shelves in the basement. It's about time this gets done so I have more room down there.

Kai

Want to do mine when your done :D

Need to do some drawing and figure my space out too.............

Better yet, need to get a back-hoe in here and blow out a wall for a walk out basement  >:(

Learned that 1500 watts is enough jules to boil water but not wort

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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 01:06:05 PM »
Want to do mine when your done :D

You mean in 5 years :D

That's how slow the progress has been so far. But I'm getting there. The fermentation cellar and lab is pretty much done. I put insulation in the walls to keep the option for adding temp control to that space. I'd like to keep it at 15C year round.

Does anyone know about building codes and what to look out for when building walls near a furnace and an hot water heater? I'm interested in minimum distances and necessary ventelation.

Kai

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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 01:15:21 PM »
Want to do mine when your done :D

You mean in 5 years :D

That's how slow the progress has been so far. But I'm getting there. The fermentation cellar and lab is pretty much done. I put insulation in the walls to keep the option for adding temp control to that space. I'd like to keep it at 15C year round.

Does anyone know about building codes and what to look out for when building walls near a furnace and an hot water heater? I'm interested in minimum distances and necessary ventelation.

Kai

5 years might be about right  ;)

On the furnace and water heater, check with the manufacturer of both.

http://www.mass.gov/Eeops/docs/dps/780%20CMR/780064.pdf
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Re: What Did You Do Over the Christmas Holiday?
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009, 01:25:27 PM »

On the furnace and water heater, check with the manufacturer of both.

http://www.mass.gov/Eeops/docs/dps/780%20CMR/780064.pdf

Cool. I was always curios where to find that. But I guess I never looked hard enough.

Thanks,
Kai