Robo malt pipe in 50l keggle

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  1. rossbaker

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    Posted 11/9/17
    Hey guys, I've just discovered that a mate's malt pipe from his gen 1 robo brew fits perfectly into my 50l keggle which has a narrowish opening. I'm thinking this would be pretty handy for my current gas biab setup especially if trying to do a bigger batch with a sparge. It could also be good for converting to electric recirc.

    Has anyone done this, or found an alternative?

    I have seen replacement malt pipes for $70, but they are the newer ones so not sure if they fit.
     
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    Posted 11/9/17
    50 L 1 V with Big W 19 L pot springs to mind

    Throw up some pics love to see it
     
  3. rossbaker

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    Have heard that big w pot doesn't hold enough grain. I use the lid from mine as the lid for the keggle so the pot won't fit
     
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    Posted 12/9/17
    Correct, Big W pot won't fit. I got mine made to suit out of ss sheet metal, though I'm not overly happy with it as it is a bit flimsy.

    Interested in a bit more info re measurements, pics, etc. if you care to share.
     
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    Posted 12/9/17
    I recirc so may be different but my Big W pot fits nicely into my 50 L keggle
    I cut extra bits out to allow bolts to come through & rest on top but ended using
    a handle davit system to hoist malt pipe out
    I recon I could get 6 kg of grain in there but have only done 5 kg no worries
     

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    Not the best pictures but hopefully shows the snug fit. Malt pipe comes right up to the top of the keggle. Keg King say they can hold up to 8 kg, but I reckon you could get a bit more in there in a bag.
     
  7. rossbaker

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    Awesome looking rig there rude. I think I have the recirculation bug. Have to get a system up and running.
     
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    Would using a malt pipe like this make biab less efficient if not recirculating?
     
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    Posted 12/9/17
    Thanks gents, greatly appreciated.

    Rude, my issue with the pot is that I have kept the whole top, may rethink after seeing yours.

    Tony
     
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    Posted 12/9/17
    I have done the same as rude, using the 19l. I have done 6kg but it was a very tight fit. I use a little brown pump for recirculating, it plugs straight into my laptop charger.
     
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    Posted 13/9/17
    Looks like youre keggle is taller with less diametre
    The malt pipe looks great though & holds more grain than mine
    I would like a bigger malt pipe so there isnt much dia difference from the keg fitting in snuggly
    When I cut my top out of keggle I found a grinding disc better than a cutting disc
    the gaurd rested against the inside of handles on keg
    Once I ground through around I went with a nice circle
    Highly recomend recirc but in the end of the day you can still make good beer however
     
  12. rossbaker

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    Agreed. I have read that the newer robo brew malt pipes are wider and if they still fit in my keggle I think will pick one up. Keg King expect they will have them in stock in November.
     

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