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  1. goatchop41

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    Posted 7/12/17
    Wouldn't it depend on what part of the process that you are referring to the 'dead space' in?
    Eg. When looking at a mash tun and wanting to working out strike water volumes at a specific grain to liquor ratio, then the space under the false bottom would the 'dead space'. But when considering the boil kettle then the dead space would be under the outlet?
     
  2. terragady

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    Posted 7/12/17
    I would think exactly that what you said.
     
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    Posted 7/12/17
    Good question, but considering the wort is circulating throughout the mash that also changes the volume under the grain basket at any given time. It is noticeable that from initial mash in that the liquor level can build up on the top of the grain bed which will depend on the grains/ adjuncts in the mash and it is important not to let the flow be going through too slow. So to work out the strike volume I would be going with the volume above the outflow, as I do a no sparge it is something that I don't really consider,
    maybe nosco can answer better now he has fitted a sight glass.
     
  4. nosco

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    Posted 11/12/17 at 4:57 AM
    I'm yet to calibrate it. Hopefully tonight if the kids are being friendly.
     
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  5. nosco

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    Posted 12/12/17 at 6:01 AM
    Done. I hope I will never have to do that again. Back to the parenting thing for a while. IMG_20171212_165514.jpg
     
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    Posted 13/12/17 at 1:19 AM
    Nosco, what is the length of that sight glass? Cheeky peak have 2 sizes 280mm or 400mm. I'm thinking the 400 would be the right size but I'm not at home to check.
     
  7. nosco

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    Posted 13/12/17 at 1:31 AM
    Iys the 400ml. I askes Cheeky Peak and they have the aluminium ones. I would highly recommend the chrome plated ones which you can get at iBrew. No affiliation of course
     
  8. nosco

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    Posted 13/12/17 at 2:40 AM
    If anyones wondering the sight glass is not 1/2". A bit of 1/2" threaded tube slips right over the sheild if you screw the top cap off. But a 1/2" threaded valve does screw onto the cap thread. Its not a wobbly lose fit either. Its pretty tight. With a bit of tape its very snug and water tight. I havent tested this on a chrome sight glass though.
     
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    Posted 13/12/17 at 2:43 AM
    And dont take the glass out when you take the cap off. It wont go back in properly.
     

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