Simple All-Grain Setup

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Re: Simple All-Grain Setup

Post #21 by robhannah » 5 years ago

My mash tun drain is just like Tyrsis', only smaller in diameter. I cut the downward facing slots on a band saw. The advantages are: you can take it apart to clean it, and it's easily expanable/ replacable The disadvantages are: it can come apart if you hit it while strirring the mash and you can lose parts while dumping the spent grains, if you've had too much of the previous brew while brewing
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Re: Simple All-Grain Setup

Post #22 by birvine » 5 years ago

Mine came apart mid-stir. Made for a joyful day.

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Re: Simple All-Grain Setup

Post #23 by Deadpool » 5 years ago

robhannah wrote:My mash tun drain is just like Tyrsis', only smaller in diameter. I cut the downward facing slots on a band saw. The advantages are: you can take it apart to clean it, and it's easily expanable/ replacable The disadvantages are: it can come apart if you hit it while strirring the mash and you can lose parts while dumping the spent grains, if you've had too much of the previous brew while brewing

If I can make a recommendation.

Drill some holes where the parts assemble and secure it with SS nuts and screws.

That way, It'll still retain it's advantages, but won't come apart while stirring and emptying.
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Re: Simple All-Grain Setup

Post #24 by birvine » 5 years ago

I ended up gluing some of the joints and using a strap on some to keep it together. Worked beautifully. Cpvc though, not Cu.

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Re: Simple All-Grain Setup

Post #25 by Tyrsis » 5 years ago

I used my pliers to crimp the connections to stop them from comming apart in the mash.
They have a tight friction fit, but I can get them apart to clean.
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Re: Simple All-Grain Setup

Post #26 by TRG » 5 years ago

Tyrsis wrote:I used my pliers to crimp the connections to stop them from comming apart in the mash.
They have a tight friction fit, but I can get them apart to clean.


This is exactly how I did mine too. Great advice to avoid catastrophe!!
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Re: Simple All-Grain Setup

Post #27 by robhannah » 5 years ago

That's a great idea crimping the connections. I like being able to pull the thing apart and clean it after a brew, but don't like fishing around in the mash (with rubber gloves) to reconnect it. Only happened once when I was teaching someone new, once is enough!
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