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    blue hose did not work well at all with plastic...

    blue hose did not work well at all with plastic (had to use 50ft coils in the lids)... it does work amazingly well though on a single walled stainless conical, so well in fact I was able to get frost...
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    We ordered all the components new and Built...

    We ordered all the components new and Built 110gallon plastic conicals with stainless butterfly drains and 50ft coils for chilling with quick disconnects.. got the silicone seals from stout for the...
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    I dont know yet honestly... they are scheduled to...

    I dont know yet honestly... they are scheduled to hit the states saturday.
  4. I would swap the gauge with the PR valve to its...

    I would swap the gauge with the PR valve to its not a concern (requires new properly sized tc fittings)... this solves a couple problems...
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    Just an update on this since I now see this is a...

    Just an update on this since I now see this is a rather old resurrected thread after responding. We ordered Our 3bbl kettles from Gavin 3 years ago and just recently ordered our 3.5bbl unitanks from...
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    Im using a little micromatic 1/3hp chiller for 4...

    Im using a little micromatic 1/3hp chiller for 4 3bbl conicals and although we only use it for fermentation and transfer to brites in a walking cooler to cold crash, I was able to bring 3bbls of...
  7. What about breaking up the duty to 2 smaller...

    What about breaking up the duty to 2 smaller chillers? Is this possible? it may have other advantages such as in the case of a failure as well?
  8. If you have a 2bbl system and 12 beers on tap you...

    If you have a 2bbl system and 12 beers on tap you need a minimum of 48 kegs... you may want more than this depending on how many fermenters or brites you have and as kegs become empty you will free...
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    yeah, our dual zone jacket ss unitanks are...

    yeah, our dual zone jacket ss unitanks are expected to arrive in about 2 weeks. I cannot wait till everything is approved and in place to use them.
  10. We have a 3bbl setup and 11 beer taps and started...

    We have a 3bbl setup and 11 beer taps and started with 62 kegs which was enough.... But we have 3 brites for beers to sit until we free up kegs.. We have since bought 1/4 kegs and just this week a...
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    Well we use one for each hop addition they are...

    Well we use one for each hop addition they are around 16-18" tall and we hang them with string we tie off to one of the lid clasps so they dont just drop to the bottom.
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    We have a very similar setup but we use muslin...

    We have a very similar setup but we use muslin bags for hops to avoid this very problem. it has not effected our hop utilization which is actually over 100% in beersmith. we still get some break and...
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    I have had great luck dealing with Gavin from...

    I have had great luck dealing with Gavin from sungood... They make equipment for another popular company and I believe a couple others but im not going to get into here because last time I did it was...
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    This is really late but im using just what your...

    This is really late but im using just what your talking about till our new uni tanks arrive... 110gallon ace rotomold conicals with 50ft stainless cooling coils from stainlessbrewing.com and gutter...
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    I know this may fall into the "dirt cheap crap"...

    I know this may fall into the "dirt cheap crap" catagory and for 10 or even 5bbl tanks id go with something better for piece of mind.
    That said, the risks are minimal for our nano 3bbl batch size...
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    I have 4 110gallon plastic conicals with the...

    I have 4 110gallon plastic conicals with the stainless coils installed in the lid.

    I use a single 3/4hp micromatic beerline chiller with the included pump. I have the cpvc manifold setup with a...
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    Good advice!

    Good advice!
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    This is where I purchased the coils for our...

    This is where I purchased the coils for our plastic 110 gallon conicals... They work very well. We use one 1/3hp micromatic beerline chiller to control temps on all 4 3bbl conicals and just 2 weeks...
  19. My 2 cents would be that electric has real...

    My 2 cents would be that electric has real advantages at 7bbl or smaller... You dont need walls separating the public from the kettles for one and hood systems are not needed. They are more efficient...
  20. Im running 240v. The reason im using the 6000w...

    Im running 240v. The reason im using the 6000w element is I was looking for the lowest watt density in my rims as well as the longest element as ive found longer contact time with the element on each...
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    Another reason electric is popular in the nano...

    Another reason electric is popular in the nano world... We just have a 6inch exhaust pipe venting out our wall from the enclosed Boil kettle. in some states they are still working out the details...
  22. So its been a year... pump gets used multiple...

    So its been a year... pump gets used multiple times a week... Just recently purchased a second one on wheels so we dont have to carry it up and down the stairs to the lagering cellar for CIP so far...
  23. Thank you for this Info John. Just for...

    Thank you for this Info John.
    Just for reference.
    In my 120a (2 60a gfci circuits) 3bbl panel I originally designed the panel so everything could be run off 100a and put 2 real time amp meters to...
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    Theres about $300 in hardware and about 3 hrs...

    Theres about $300 in hardware and about 3 hrs labor for someone who pumps these out involved in that panel but still for a UL listed panel thats cheap... sellers with UL listing know they can charge...
  25. Understood... Just be sure to check with your...

    Understood... Just be sure to check with your power company since you may find the extra money invested up front might save thousands down the road.
    In our case with the 200amp service we are using...
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