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New little thumper / Gin basket from Nor Cal Brewing

Postby Jaybird » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:19 am

Hey guys been so damn busy building brewing equipment and selling home brew supplies I don't get a chance to get around these parts very often. Every once in a while I will build a part and it totally crosses over into this world.

So I came up with a KILLER little Hop Back and Randall filter and I had a few guys ask if I could make it into a cheep thumper or Gin basket. Check it out. It fits a 1/2 gallon mason jar. This is the Randall / Hop back. We do have this without the stainless filter to be used as JUST the thumper.



Check it out. Let me know what you think.

http://www.norcalbrewingsolutions.com/s ... ilter.html

Just the Thumper without the perf filter is just $29.99


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Re: New little thumper / Gin basket from Nor Cal Brewing

Postby olcarguy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:14 am

Only problem I can see is hot product into a glass jar...Not a very safe practice.
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Re: New little thumper / Gin basket from Nor Cal Brewing

Postby Bushman » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:48 am

As always your work is excellent. That is the same way my dephlagmater works but pushing cooling water in and hot water out. I do agree with olcarguy about the glass and safety.
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Re: New little thumper / Gin basket from Nor Cal Brewing

Postby Jaybird » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:56 pm

Thanks guys. Those glass jars can handle BOATLOADS of heat. I have seen so many people use canning jars for high heat applications honestly it never really sparked a concern.
I remember seeing (I think on this forum) a guy using 2 or 3 mason jars as multiple thumpers inline without issues.

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Re: New little thumper / Gin basket from Nor Cal Brewing

Postby S-Cackalacky » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:11 am

Jaybird wrote:Thanks guys. Those glass jars can handle BOATLOADS of heat. I have seen so many people use canning jars for high heat applications honestly it never really sparked a concern.
I remember seeing (I think on this forum) a guy using 2 or 3 mason jars as multiple thumpers inline without issues.

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Until they don't! When I was a kid, my mom canned vegetables all through the summer and fall. I've seen canning jars break on more than one occasion. Glass doesn't handle changes in temperature very well. A hot glass jar and a cool draft can have disastrous effects.

The safety issue aside - have you thought about the liability you could face by promoting them commercially. But then, maybe a person blinded, or otherwise injured, by flying glass from an exploding liquor still component, would be hard pressed to explain the production of illegal liquor in a court of law.
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Re: New little thumper / Gin basket from Nor Cal Brewing

Postby Mud » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:55 am

Use plastic for safety!

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