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Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:01 pm
by Bryan1
Yea all I use is a 12 volt flojet pump which is connected direct to my 5,000 gal rainwater tank then I put a return back to the tank at roof level in my shed along with a non return valve to prevent siphoning back. I bought a $10 DC controller and found I can run my bubbler on about 35% with the controller.

Cheers Bryan

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:58 pm
by Br00ksy
The Stig wrote:
...But, your probably better off getting an Ozito and some sort of water storage and doing a recirc system


Hmmm when I get the bubbler in quite a few more months down the track ill give my current water setup a go and if need be ill change up. I hope not tho... $$$

Bryan1 wrote:I bought a $10 DC controller and found I can run my bubbler on about 35% with the controller.

Cheers Bryan

What do you mean by that mate? 35% element power?

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:48 pm
by Bryan1
Br00ksy wrote: What do you mean by that mate? 35% element power?


Na mate the DC controller is a voltage controller and I found running it on 35% gives enough flow to cool both the RC and PC. The beauty of using a DC motor is the lower the voltage the lower the flow but one does need a decent pump to start with.

Cheers Bryan

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:46 am
by Br00ksy
IM ORDERING ALL OF IT TODAY :music-deathmetal:
:D
So excited

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:47 am
by Br00ksy
I ORDERED 1 TOO MANY THERMO PORTS OOPS
MAC HEEELLLPP

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:47 am
by Br00ksy
Order #13091

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:16 pm
by Andrew
Easy fix mate don’t stress.
I’ll be in contact, if not today definitely tomorrow .
Thanks for giving me your cash :laughing-rolling:
Talk soon.
Cheers

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:23 pm
by Br00ksy
:laughing-rolling:
So keeeeeen :music-deathmetal: :music-deathmetal: :music-deathmetal:

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:34 pm
by Andrew
If you were that keen you would jump in the car and come collect it, hell it’s only 1200k’s :laughing-rolling: :teasing-neener:
You’ll be up and running in no time

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:41 pm
by Br00ksy
Gotta work sometimes unfortuately :doh:

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:34 pm
by Bryan1
Andrew wrote:If you were that keen you would jump in the car and come collect it, hell it’s only 1200k’s :laughing-rolling: :teasing-neener:
You’ll be up and running in no time



For great customer service you should go for a drive up the road and deliver it :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:50 pm
by Andrew
I’m too busy wrapping and shipping everybody’s goodies.
I’m like Santa’s late alcoholic helper :music-deathmetal:

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:51 pm
by Br00ksy
:handgestures-thumbupleft:


Im curious what the results will be if i just run 3 plates when i get it?
Not worth doing?

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:01 am
by The Stig
You will get lower ABV and more flavor

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:38 am
by Br00ksy
Alrighty
Thanks stig
Might give it a go when ive got it :D

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:17 am
by Andrew
Not long now :happy-partydance:

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:29 pm
by Br00ksy
Its arriving tomorrow :D :happy-partydance: :happy-partydance: :happy-partydance:

Did some sanding on the keg with an orbital on p180 grit.
It was a bit too rough for my liking but then the grit ran out and i was left with a smooth sanding disk that worked quite well when i put some force on it
WIll post some photos when i get the still assembled
Still (pun not intended) havent got any welding done yet and ive got some parts coming in tommorrows delivery
So keen :happy-partydance: :happy-partydance: :happy-partydance:

Thanks for all the help and the information on this forum
Smashing stuff :text-thankyoublue:
Cheers peeps :obscene-drinkingdrunk:
P.S
That power controller for my basic pot is amazing andrew!
Does so much better than a PID
Just did a peated rum and its very interesting
its at 50% ABV with 33.47g toasted french

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:18 am
by Sam.
Br00ksy wrote:Just did a peated rum and its very interesting


Do elaborate :think:

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:42 pm
by Br00ksy
I used 2L of fermented out peated wash (that was 50/50 distillers barley, medium peat barley), 4L (3kg) food grade molasses, 3kg raw sugar, 1 tablespoon epsom salts and 2 tablespoon tomato paste. I used 3L of backset from a previous run.
Ran it and collected 16 250ml cuts
Aired it for 24hrs after

Ended up with jars 1-3 being headsy, jars 4-6 grassy / fresh/ not very rummy. Jars 6-8 were like a rum peat hybrid :D and everything else up to jars 14 being really BBQ peat! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Ended up with 3 and a bit liters of 50% spirit on 33g toasted french dominoes. :whistle:

Re: Yet another 50L keg boiler build for the Mac 4 SSG

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:35 pm
by Sam.
Interesting, never thought of mixing rum with peated whisky!