Ideas for removing the steam!

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Re: Ideas for removing the steam!

Unread postby mashy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:29 am

I like the more flexible stuff, cos I put mine away after use.

Tumble dryer stuff works.

People who grow herbs is there loft use a silver coloured type that is still very flexible. Not the price of the flue liner stuff which is OTT unless you are installing it permanently.... and sharp to disassemble.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252504644424


You can buy a complete bathroom extractor kit quite cheaply and get everything you need. I did.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232584407034
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Re: Ideas for removing the steam!

Unread postby Mashman » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:41 am

I have something similar to this ;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/In-line-duct- ... SwwE5WVvdQ

Which I put on a workmate outside the shed door. A four inch flexy runs from the dome and immediately turns down so it reduces the amount of condensation running back into the BM.

The key to my system is that the dome is suspended on light weight stainless chains with three hooks on the rim of the hood. This is attached to a nylon cord which runs over a pulley. When boiling I lower the hood to about 20mm above the BM. This air gap is essential to get airflow through the pipe. I have enough slack in the flexy to allow me to raise the dome high enough to put the malt tube in and to mash in. I fine tune the hood position when boiling to account for different ambient temperature. In the winter I may have the lid on with a gap of say 25mm on one side.

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Re: Ideas for removing the steam!

Unread postby mashy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:13 pm

+1 good idea for raising.

Definitely got to get the air in.
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Re: Ideas for removing the steam!

Unread postby Ger » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:51 pm

Thanks Mashy and Mashman forcthe advice. Much appreciated
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Re: Ideas for removing the steam!

Unread postby mikeschmidt » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:53 pm

I saw that I got a much better boil without raising the domed lid. Instead I have the duct suspended 5-10cm over the opening of the domed lid. This captures nearly all the steam and gives a good boil. My duct then angles down for a meter before going up to an extraction fan.

I'm still figuring out the duct layout and will probably drill a hole and add a drip tube to the fan casing to drain condensation.
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Re: Ideas for removing the steam!

Unread postby roland.muck » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:21 pm

mashy wrote:I connect my hose to the hood and then run it run it down to the floor and

Don't over-think this.

Don't raise the pipe up. Drop it down. Condensate water cannot run up hill.


I am sure there is a photo of this in "fast beer" PDF.
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