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Dan Grady (67.250.246.66)
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 11:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can someone please tell me exactly what I am looking for? Any ideas where to find it? Thanks
 

Joe Rovito (68.81.227.31)
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Home Depot. Replacement SS clothes-washer hoses.
 

Dan Grady (67.250.246.66)
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 11:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a plastic hose inside that needs to be removed?
 

gregory gettman (63.208.83.15)
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

and do you need to cut the screw ends to get the rubber out? More to the point how do you attach it?

I have a ball valve atached to a copper bulk head fitting that's I think 3/4" although If you look on a ruler it's actually 1".
NO threads so how can I attach it to a cooler?
I was looking for T's fittings with two sides threaded but could not find it. any help would be great.
greg
 

Hophead (167.4.1.38)
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 12:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, you cut the ends off, then slip the SS metal braid off of the high temp inner hose. It's kind of like a chinese finger torture device, so you want to give it slack while you pull the inner hose out (needlenose pliers work for me).

Make sure you get the SS, as there are some polymer ones out there that look like SS...
 

OverTheHill (12.234.137.188)
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 11:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Someone once suggested using a hatchet to cut off the ends, worked for me. Use screw type hose clamps to attach. I turned the free end inside-out to get wire ends safetly out of the way. Only about 6 inches is plenty long enough.
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 04:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm the hatchet man, so to speak...easy, effective, what more do ya want?
 

Wm John Ivey (12.83.67.92)
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 07:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

reducers will make your life alot easier, I use 1/2to1/4 and the hose fits right over the end and then clamp them tight
 

Martin Stutz (216.113.24.50)
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 06:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How many of you use braided ss hose shroud in the mashtun vs in the boil kettle ?
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 07:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I love it for the mash tun, and have had no luck using it in the kettle.
 

Patrick C. (204.176.16.97)
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 07:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use it in both the mash tun and kettle. Each piece is about 6" long, and works fine. (I've only used whole hops in the kettle.) Mine is from a $4 toilet supply hose, cheaper but smaller than the washing machine hose. It fits snug over a piece of 1/2" flexible copper tubing, so "installing" it was simple. I used a hacksaw to cut the ends off, and it's a little frayed/unbraided on the ends. A hatchet or Dremel to get a clean cut would have been much better.
 

Jake Isaacs (128.163.110.72)
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 08:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use it in both. For the kettle, I currently have a ring of it around the bottom and it drains with no problems using whole hops.
 

Bill Pierce (208.57.122.28)
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 08:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pellets will very quickly clog the hose braid in the kettle. It will work very well with whole hops, however. If you use pellets use hop bags.
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 08:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Darn it, you guys, you keep telling me it will work fine in the kettle if I use whole hops....and that's pretty much all I ever use and I have no luck! Who wants to come over to my place and show me what I'm doing wrong? :)
 

Bill Pierce (208.57.122.28)
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Denny, place the hose braid in a circle around the periphery of the kettle bottom. Whirlpool the wort at the end of the boil and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. The hops will settle in a cone in the center away from the hose braid.
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill, I guess I'll have to get off my lazy butt and give that a try...thanks for the advice.
 

ELK (66.219.192.12)
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2003 - 04:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A hatchet? or else some sidecutters work good..The washermachine hose pair can be found for 13$ gives you 2 60" ers. push the braid back and put the rubber into a vise and pull/push and get it off. Like I said before if you can't get the rubber hose out you should probable buy your brew ware.
ELK

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