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Offline MaltLicker

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I need a gadget idea in the boiler
« on: September 29, 2009, 05:55:53 PM »
My new IC chiller is big and heavy, so I don't think it would sit well on the 12" straight bazooka I've got.  I was going to use that in brews with lots of hops or esp. when I use plugs. 

Is there anything else I could put over the drain valve before filling with wort that would stay in place despite the stirring and the IC coming down into the keg?  The boiler/keg has a typical 1/2" nipple inside, on which I put a coupler to protect the threads.  Attached is a pic of the boiler.  Thanks.

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Re: I need a gadget idea in the boiler
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 08:09:27 PM »
My ic sits cockeyed on my pickup right now.  I have seen guys build legs on their ICs to stabilize them, but I haven't worked that out.
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Re: I need a gadget idea in the boiler
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 07:23:07 AM »
My thought: Add the IC to the keggle, and then fit the bazooka through it. The IC is always in keggle and you don't have to worry about it. Just make sure you clean well after each batch.

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Re: I need a gadget idea in the boiler
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 08:29:17 PM »
False bottom.  Make it a false bottom with pretty big holes that your screen will set underneath.  Something like a SS dish drying rack, cut up and rebent to give a little stand under the IC and keep it up off of the screen.

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Re: I need a gadget idea in the boiler
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 06:08:11 AM »
Sweet idea!  I have a s/s cookie cooling rack I had already stolen from wife.  Snip, snip. 

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Re: I need a gadget idea in the boiler
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 08:59:34 AM »
You could also move your pickup from the center to the side corner with an elbow going strait down to something like a bazooka T.  The will also help with whirlpooling and your IC could help in trapping the trubbies and coldbreak.

Mr. Malty has an additional twist for your IC as well.

http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php

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