Looking for some comments on my mini-mash tun

Looking for some comments on my mini-mash tun

Post by Pete » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 12:39:17




this link has some images.

 
 
 

Looking for some comments on my mini-mash tun

Post by Brya » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 17:10:24


looks like mine except I used copper tubing and brass valve.  I am sure it
will work great.


Quote:

> this link has some images.


 
 
 

Looking for some comments on my mini-mash tun

Post by Alan McKa » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 20:17:50


What's 'mini' about it?
You valve is going to require a lot more twisting than a ball valve.
That's the only thing I'd change if I were you.

cheers,
-Alan
www.bodensatz.com

 
 
 

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Post by Pet » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 00:01:59


I couldn't find a ball valve in this size pipe.

It doesn't take much twist... doesn't seem like a big deal.

Quote:

> What's 'mini' about it?
> You valve is going to require a lot more twisting than a ball valve.
> That's the only thing I'd change if I were you.

> cheers,
> -Alan
> www.bodensatz.com

 
 
 

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Post by Pet » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 00:03:02


Have you figured out the minimum amount of grain that is required?

I plan on using it for mini-mashes.

I don't have a mill, do I have to purchase my grain crushed.
So, buying in bulk is not an option yet...

Quote:

> looks like mine except I used copper tubing and brass valve.  I am sure it
> will work great.




> > this link has some images.

 
 
 

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Post by danie » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 23:57:44


Quote:

> You valve is going to require a lot more twisting than a ball valve.
> That's the only thing I'd change if I were you.

The other problem that could arise with a globe valve like you have is
plugging if you get crushed grains in the line.  Globe valves have an
internal structure sort of like an "S"...feed comes in the "bottom" of the
S, flows UP through an orifice, then out through the "top" of the S...it
could be possible to see plugging in the "corners" of the internal
structure.

Of course, if the holes in the (C?)PVC are small enough, you should have no
problem, and it should be easy enough to backflush after a batch, I just
thought I'd warn you.  :-)

daniel

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Post by Ed » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 00:23:43


Possibly rather high for its width. May impair sparging with a difficult
sparge and a full tun.
 
 
 

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Post by Brya » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 02:38:47


no I use it for all grain batches.  with 9 to ten pounds of grain it holds
its temperature great.

Bryan


Quote:
> Have you figured out the minimum amount of grain that is required?

> I plan on using it for mini-mashes.

> I don't have a mill, do I have to purchase my grain crushed.
> So, buying in bulk is not an option yet...




Quote:
> > looks like mine except I used copper tubing and brass valve.  I am sure
it
> > will work great.




> > > this link has some images.

 
 
 

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Post by Brett Vire » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 09:41:10


Quote:

> Have you figured out the minimum amount of grain that is required?

I'd guess you'd need enough to cover the pipes.  Say 1-2 lbs.

Quote:
> I plan on using it for mini-mashes.

> I don't have a mill, do I have to purchase my grain crushed.
> So, buying in bulk is not an option yet...

For about a half dozen batches I crushed grain with the zip-loc baggie
plus a rolling pin.  It *sucked*.  Definitely buy it pre-crushed or
get a mill.

-Brett.

 
 
 

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Post by Twan » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 12:09:24


Looks fine. I just have to wonder about the valve. It appears to be a stop
valve, and they usually do not allow flow without restrction and can be
prone to clogging. They can also be more difficult to clean due to their
construction.

Just a friendly suggestion about the page tho. Allow the frame on the left
side to scroll, not all your recipes are visible the way it is set.

Twano


Quote:

> this link has some images.

 
 
 

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Post by Pet » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 23:50:18


Water flows fine through the valve.
I will keep my eye out for a ball valve.

I can't figure out how to get the left frame to scroll.
I have been working on it!

Quote:

> Looks fine. I just have to wonder about the valve. It appears to be a stop
> valve, and they usually do not allow flow without restrction and can be
> prone to clogging. They can also be more difficult to clean due to their
> construction.

> Just a friendly suggestion about the page tho. Allow the frame on the left
> side to scroll, not all your recipes are visible the way it is set.

> Twano




> > this link has some images.

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Sparg » Sun, 23 Feb 2003 00:55:31


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Pete -- on your "Frames Page", change the following

<frame name="leftFrame" scrolling="NO" noresize src="left.htm">

to read scrolling ="YES"

or just take the "scrolling attribute out entirely like this:

<frame name="leftFrame" noresize src="left.htm">

HTH,
Mark Sparge


Quote:
> Water flows fine through the valve.
> I will keep my eye out for a ball valve.

> I can't figure out how to get the left frame to scroll.
> I have been working on it!




Quote:
> > Looks fine. I just have to wonder about the valve. It appears to be a
stop
> > valve, and they usually do not allow flow without restrction and can be
> > prone to clogging. They can also be more difficult to clean due to their
> > construction.

> > Just a friendly suggestion about the page tho. Allow the frame on the
left
> > side to scroll, not all your recipes are visible the way it is set.

> > Twano




> > > this link has some images.

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Post by Twan » Sun, 23 Feb 2003 09:54:49


 What he said.

 Twano


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> Pete -- on your "Frames Page", change the following

> <frame name="leftFrame" scrolling="NO" noresize src="left.htm">

> to read scrolling ="YES"

> or just take the "scrolling attribute out entirely like this:

> <frame name="leftFrame" noresize src="left.htm">

> HTH,
> Mark Sparge



> > Water flows fine through the valve.
> > I will keep my eye out for a ball valve.

> > I can't figure out how to get the left frame to scroll.
> > I have been working on it!



> > > Looks fine. I just have to wonder about the valve. It appears to be a
> stop
> > > valve, and they usually do not allow flow without restrction and can
be
> > > prone to clogging. They can also be more difficult to clean due to
their
> > > construction.

> > > Just a friendly suggestion about the page tho. Allow the frame on the
> left
> > > side to scroll, not all your recipes are visible the way it is set.

> > > Twano




> > > > this link has some images.

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