Tuesday, April 26, 2011


For the last couple months ups has been a frequent visitor to my house. 
These parts are from Brian at dudadiesel some manual 1/2" ball valves, a 30 plate chiller and the 1/2" electric solenoid valves that will be controlled by the software.
This will be my HLT a old keg i had laying around. I cut the top off and polished it with my angle grinder. The hole seen  is for the drain pickup and there is another on the side for the heating element.
Quick disconnect fittings for hoses from bargain fittings.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Its been a while so i wanted to post some updates on the build. The last couple months I've been slowing gathering parts, and trying to work on the build in any spare time i could find which wasn't much between full time classes and 35hrs a week at work. However the extra hours at work are helping the hurt I've been putting on my poor credit card

As for the current status of the build everything is ready to go except for my HEX coil. I ordered the 316 50' 1/2 ss tubing from nybrewsupply which came in 24" diameter thinking i had someone to coil it tighter for me but that fell through. So after researching and attempting every hand coiling method i could find i was still only able to get it to 16" after that it just starting kinking and now its pretty much scrap. Presentation day is this wednesday so i don't have time to order another so it looks like i'm gonna sacrafice my copper ic it's only 3/8" though so i might head to hd tonight and get some 1/2" copper and try my luck at that first.

I'll get some pics up later today of the progress