Mini-mash parts question

Mini-mash parts question

Post by Joe Potatoe » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 22:31:18



I am attempting to assemble a mini-mash setup and am a little confused by
the various articles and description of the required parts.

In the mini-mash cooler the liquid temperature might get up to 190F in
extreme circumstances.  Why does everyone use brass valves and fittings.
What is wrong with CPVC or PVC valves and fittings?  They are rated for that
temperature and seem less expensive.  They will sanitize well and are used
in other food service applications.

Am I missing something here?

Thanks.

 
 
 

Mini-mash parts question

Post by John 'Shaggy' Kolesa » Fri, 01 Jun 2007 23:03:13


Quote:

> I am attempting to assemble a mini-mash setup and am a little confused by
> the various articles and description of the required parts.

> In the mini-mash cooler the liquid temperature might get up to 190F in
> extreme circumstances.  Why does everyone use brass valves and fittings.
> What is wrong with CPVC or PVC valves and fittings?  They are rated for that
> temperature and seem less expensive.  They will sanitize well and are used
> in other food service applications.

> Am I missing something here?

Nope, you're not missing anything.  CPVC would work fine, and many people
use it.  I wouldn't use PVC, because it's not rated for heat that high, but
the CPVC stuff should work fine.

John.

 
 
 

Mini-mash parts question

Post by usenet identit » Sat, 02 Jun 2007 05:06:33


Quote:

> I am attempting to assemble a mini-mash setup and am a little confused by
> the various articles and description of the required parts.

> In the mini-mash cooler the liquid temperature might get up to 190F in
> extreme circumstances.  Why does everyone use brass valves and fittings.
> What is wrong with CPVC or PVC valves and fittings?  They are rated for that
> temperature and seem less expensive.  They will sanitize well and are used
> in other food service applications.

> Am I missing something here?

> Thanks.

My manifold in the bottom of my rectangular cooler mash tun is made of
cpvc. I had it left over from completely remodeling my house. It has
served me well so far. I can put 35lbs of grain on top of it and "open
'er up" full bore without sticking a mash so far. It is real handy for
the final part of the fly sparging.

Ryan