Budget kettle hood and inline fan

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Budget kettle hood and inline fan

Unread postby maggotbrain65 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:05 am

In stead of shelling out $450 on a fancy copper hood, I picked up a stainless mixing bowl from a kitchen hardware store, cut a hole in the bottom of it and added a vent to connect to an inline fan.

Bowl & fittings = $30
Inline fan - around $80

Great way to vent the kitchen.

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RE: Budget kettle hood and inline fan

Unread postby niels » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:14 am

Very clever to put the spacing between the "hood" and the kettle when using an extraction fan. Otherwise you will be pumping all your wort through the window. ;)

The bowl looks like a perfect match (size) with the kettle. It doesn't look like any condensation drips next to the BM.

Thanks for sharing!

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RE: Budget kettle hood and inline fan

Unread postby maggotbrain65 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:59 am

Thanks Niels,

That's correct. I don't get anything dripping outside the braumeister and the spacing means that i can still do hop additions without removing the hood & the draw from the fan doesn't negatively impact the boil either.
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RE: Budget kettle hood and inline fan

Unread postby royco » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:05 am

That is magnificent MB and it totally makes nonsense of your nickname! I have an aluminium light shade which is a perfect fit but I had a problem with balancing it on the BM.
Your solution is elegant. Thanks for posting.
BTW: is there a big benefit besides pouring in the grain and venting? Mine is in an outbuilding so venting is not an issue.
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Re: Budget kettle hood and inline fan

Unread postby maggotbrain65 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:25 am

Hi Royco,

i use it simply to vent. Just bought a new apartment and the Mrs wouldn't be too pleased to see me mopping the ceiling!

Thanks

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Re: Budget kettle hood and inline fan

Unread postby paddye » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:37 pm

Hi Sandy,
do you still have a link to the fan you use? I want to brew indoors and need to avoid wort showers.

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