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HLT conversion

Postby donshizzles » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:25 pm

I have a 32Q boil pot that I want to place a ball valve and thermometer in. If I use a false bottom, whats the recommendation for attaching the elbow to the ball spigot? Can you run a small section of food grade tubing or would a section of copper tubing work better?
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Postby jawbox » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:33 pm

I use braided hose. Food grade of course in my mash tun.
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Postby shaggyt » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:37 am

Jawbox,

I have a couple questions on your HLT setup:

1. How did you modify the braided hose to drain? I assume you punctured it a lot, with what though?

2. Is this a SS braided hose? Something I'd find at the local Home Depot plumbing area?

3. What diameter and length?

4. Drilling - any tips on doing this? Best practice type stuff?

I'm seriously considering this as an option for in the near future but I hesitate from time to time 'cause I don't want to destroy my kettle. Any advice/direction is greatly appreciated.

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Postby jawbox » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:25 am

Shaggy,

My response was to dons question regarding attaching his false bottom to the ball valve in a mash tun.

From the elbow/hose barb on the false bottom I attach a short length of braided hose, then I use a another hose barb to connect to my bulkhead fitting.

I'm not actually using a braided hose with holes in it, if that's what you're thinking.
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