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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:09 pm

Took the top off the chiller tonight to take a look inside and clean the bugs out :lol:. There's 3 stainless coils that go inside the glycol bath, and are meant to serve beer or something..would make a mean set of jockey box coils..


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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:33 pm

Looks like 3/8 or 1/2 " tubing. I'll see what I have lying around when I get a chance, kinda all over the place on vacation.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:19 pm

Took the 3 stainless coils out since they are pretty much useless in the chiller. The length measures approx 85' on the large one, 75' on the middle one, and 20' on the small one.

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:04 pm

Hmmm :lol:



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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Keith » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:04 pm

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by LeafMan66_67 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:16 pm

Nice looking coils ya got there :lol:
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:18 pm

Kick ass.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:10 pm

Transferring my IPA

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:10 pm

Did a bit of a test run with the glycol chiller today. Everything seemed to work good, but I still need some proper tubing and a pressure bypass loop set up.

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:22 pm

I'll see if I can find something soon. Really undefined schedule here...
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:26 pm

mr x wrote:I'll see if I can find something soon. Really undefined schedule here...
I completely forgot that you were looking into something :lol:

I'm not opposed to buying a pressure bypass valve if I don't have to spend $200 on it. I'd be fine with the other one I posted that's only $50 if I knew it would work and could get my hands on it.

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:46 pm

I know there a quite a few non-members following this thread from around the world, so it's worth mentioning that the bore of the ball valves hasn't been an issue yet. The last beer I brewed was an IPA with 10oz of hops in the boil that I dumped once fermentation was complete (I forgot to do it before pitching my yeast). I also did a dry hop of 6oz in the same beer and had no issues dumping that.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:47 pm

What outside diameter tubing are you running for the glycol?
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:03 pm

mr x wrote:What outside diameter tubing are you running for the glycol?
I haven't actually picked anything up yet. I just threw some 1/2" silicone tubing on it yesterday to try it out - I wouldn't want to use that as a final solution, though, as I don't know how much pressure it can handle vs what the pump would be outputting.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:08 pm

Once you figure out your line size, we can go from there.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:17 am

I ended up going with some standard 3/8" ID, 5/8"OD vinyl braided tubing from home depot. The fitting on the pump is 3/8" and I had some 1/2" barb triclover fittings so I figured 3/8" ID tubing would be my best solution.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:22 am

So are you using barbed t/c fittings at the kettle connections?
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:33 am

mr x wrote:So are you using barbed t/c fittings at the kettle connections?
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:44 am

OK, what's your time frame? I'm on vacation, could be 2 weeks before something is in your hands...
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:49 am

No rush. I'm possibly brewing this this weekend, but I'm thinking about running the chiller without any solenoid and have it running through the conical non stop but set the chiller at actual fermentation temp. You think it would work? :lol:

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Post by RubberToe » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:07 am

Sounds like a good plan to me.

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:47 am

I think you should be able to get in a reasonable range if you can adjust the chiller temp.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:48 am

mr x wrote:So are you using barbed t/c fittings at the kettle connections?
Suppose I could go this route also, might be easier?

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:49 am

The think is that will dead head the chiller pump. Not sure if it's feasible or wise to cycle the chiller.

But that is my idea, just use a three port solenoid.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:00 am

mr x wrote:The think is that will dead head the chiller pump. Not sure if it's feasible or wise to cycle the chiller.

But that is my idea, just use a three port solenoid.
I didn't mean use that solenoid, I meant use those fittings on the 3 way. Or are talking about my idea of running the chiller at ferm temp for now? If I was running it at ferm temp I wouldn't be using any valve to stop flow, it would just be constantly running through the jacket.

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