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Modifying a 5 Gal Carboy to a Separatory funnel

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Modifying a 5 Gal Carboy to a Separatory funnel

Postby capnsi » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:50 am

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This a lathe job.
Make a cap to hold the pressure of a plastic 5 gal carboy filled and inverted.
Outfit the cap with a valve and inlet feed (rigid air pipe going up).
A base would be necessary to support the upside down vessel, rotating would be nice.

The wash finished is rotated in the same vessel and the sediments drawn off. Vessel is
then turned back upright for siphoning to the reactor.
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Re: Modifying a 5 Gal Carboy to a Separatory funnel

Postby capnsi » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:39 am

Another approach to above is to go to a LARGE plastic soda bottle with screw cap and removable label.
Machine 2 1/4" holes in cap for the valve and tube fittings of brass available at Home Depot.
Carpenter up a simple jig to secure bottle for up and down positioning.

This would be fine I think for sugar washes and a 2 gal pot. One run gets 2 bottles of ferment. Yeah.
Got to build this.
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