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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby Oldvine Zin » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:56 pm

I'm going to try a Booners / Honey bears combo for my first try at steam this weekend, dueling sh*t shows. Photos of the mess will be posted

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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby Hank Reardon » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:06 am

Best of luck OVZ. Home yours goes well.

Mine started this morning at 8.

25 gallons of well water pH 6.8
50 lbs of grainland rolled corn.

Mixture pH 5.2 adjusted with pickling line to 5.7. Began heat. Added sebstar.

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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby Hank Reardon » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:45 pm

Just a quick update for the 1 or 2 who are interested.

Steam rig has worked great. I wished Brutal or RG's portability was more of a consideration for me, as when you cut pressure, you suck in solids. Is what it is. A removable plug on a solid copper pipe seems like a good idea (think threaded), but a lot of examples exist that compensate for that in an efficent way. Don't build it soldered like I did.

The rig has made many-a-booners. It has also made bent's Oat/Wheat/Rye a couple of times, along with a dry cob mix that turned out OK. Let me tell you...corn is tough stuff. Oats mixed with rye and wheat in the ratios Bent mentioned make corn look easy. At least in my pot.

I am recommending the method to people, as it does a great job, doesn't burn anything, and can be used for about any recipe. Also, you already own the expensive part of the system...(heat source and boiler).
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby rgreen2002 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:52 am

Hank,
I'm glad she's working out so well for you. I can't imagine going back to a small pot on the induction cooker anymore. I will say that I have done up to 100# of grain with no issues. The only thing I can see being a possible problem is that the corn is slowly getting caked on my SS tubing(hot water connection)... the good news is that I can completely remove and replace it if/when it becomes an issue and it isn't too expensive.

I do LOVE that SS vat of yours... :mrgreen:
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby bentstick » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:52 pm

Easy as... valve for release of steam before shuting down and a union to take apart for cleaning the dirty end!
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby yakattack » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:02 pm

What's ya mashing there bent?
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby bentstick » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:27 pm

Not mashing just cookin Rhubarb to break it down and get all I can out of it, I do a Rhubarb Brown sugar wash!
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby yakattack » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:37 pm

Now that sounds delicious... care to share :p?
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby bentstick » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:09 pm

:thumbup: will do in the correct thread, it is good,different but good!
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby Hank Reardon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:07 pm

bentstick wrote:Easy as... valve for release of steam before shuting down and a union to take apart for cleaning the dirty end!


Bent, like your setup. I have the vac break valve...still get solids in the wand.
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby bentstick » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:42 pm

yea Hank I do also,but not as bad as with shutting down,with out it!
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby copperlover1 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:59 pm

Do you have a pic of your setup now with the vacuume break ?
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby Hank Reardon » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:12 pm

Copper, the break is a manual stainless ball valve I open above the boiler prior to killing power.
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Re: Steam Injection Rig

Postby Brutal » Fri May 12, 2017 4:56 pm

Hank I don't know how I didn't post in here before. Actually I do. The last 9-10 months has whipped my ass. But I'm here now to say I LIKE IT! It looks purdy and it sounds like it works good too. Keep up the good work!
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