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Water Trough For Vent Hood? Crazy?, Redneck?, Genius?...

 
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2022 3:14 pm    Post subject: Water Trough For Vent Hood? Crazy?, Redneck?, Genius?... Reply with quote


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So, sitting here during my 90 min mash on a Kal's Creamsicle Pale Ale brew day and looking to reconfigure my vent hood situation. Currently, I have a 40 quart stainless steel mixing bowl that I mounted a VenTech fan to (yes, vertically). I do get condensate during the boil and have to be on standby to mop the edge of the bowl. Not terrible but a bit of a PITA.

Was kicking around ideas and my brew buddy came up with the idea of using a [brand new] livestock water trough as a vent hood. They are galvanized steel so it wouldn't rust. The size seems about perfect (1' H x 2' W x 6' L). My local Tractor Supply store has them for ~$200, so the cost is attractive.

The trough/hood could be mounted to the wall with brackets. I would hard pipe the exhaust with the fan mounted horizontally to alleviate the condensation issue.

Thoughts? Potential issues? Thanks all! Cheers! Mug

Was trying to upload an image but cannot get the image to resize to make it small enough. Oh well, I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2022 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that uncommon. I've seen others use water troughs for hoods. There are probably some pics posted here in the forum in the past. Good luck!

Kal

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