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hennesse



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PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: Kal - Hose questions Reply with quote


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Kal,

I was analyzing your setup and how you manipulate the hoses - I came up with the attached hose-schedule. Except for one thing - there's no IN on the boil kettle - only an OUT - I'm guessing you fill the BK from the bottom up (using the outlet as an inlet). Yes?

The reason for my confusing diagram is that my goal is automation - how can I eliminate the hose changes with pilot-operated solenoid valves? Two-way valves in some cases. I probably can't improve upon your well-thought out design, but durn it, I'm an engineer, so I have to try!

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice diagram! Very useful to get a good overview, even for folks who will be manually changing over the hoses by hand.

I'd previously asked Kal about the missing inlet on the boil kettle - he simply throws the hose over the side of the kettle. The weight of the fitting keeps it from falling out

See http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24566&highlight=hose

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crush is correct.

You could fill it from the bottom too... maybe I'll try that next time.

One thing about filling from the bottom is to make sure to never turn off the pump pushing into the BK without first closing the pump valve - otherwise you'll get a bunch of wort (backflow) going back into the MLT.

Kal

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