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Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby Brandon » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:57 pm

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Bilsch wrote:Thanks.
Homichef also makes 12-1/2", 14-1/8", 15-3/4", 18" and 19-3/4" lids. The OD of the vertical edge is 1/4" less then the advertised size for pot fit. So one could figure out if any of those sizes might fit their pots with some wrenching.


Oh...wait...subtle detail. so that's good to know...hmmmm. off to measure.


17.75 leaves the kettle smack in the middle of the roll of the kettle top. That'd be some grinding to do.
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Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby Bilsch » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:07 pm

I think your probably out of luck at kettle ID of 17.5" The lid would have to be a listed size of 17 to 17.25" and they jump right over that range. The closest one would be the 15.75" one and after you bent the lip up some to get the draft height you'd be at about 16" OD on the outer enge with 1.5" gap to your pot wall. Maybe better then nothing but not a greasy fit either. Sorry.
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Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby Brandon » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:07 pm

Bilsch wrote:I think your probably out of luck at kettle ID of 17.5" The lid would have to be a listed size of 17 to 17.25" and they jump right over that range. The closest one would be the 15.75" one and after you bent the lip up some to get the draft height you'd be at about 16" OD on the outer enge with 1.5" gap to your pot wall. Maybe better then nothing but not a greasy fit either. Sorry.


haha, yeah, I've been working on this since February...thanks John. B. :)
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Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby bensonledbetter » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:11 am

I finally ended up going with a stainless steel 14" x 2" cake pan for my kettle with a diameter of 15 3/8". I'm going to install a bulkhead in it for the wort return.

It's not the perfect fit, but leaves less than 3/4" all around exposed. Hoping that's good enough. Also having a variable wort return should make brewing anything from 5 to 10 gallon batches a cinch.
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Re: RE: Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby narcout » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:24 pm

Ancient Abbey wrote:I am going to make a 2-piece cap for a keggle using foam that is wrapped with SS foil. Scroll down about half way to get to the foils.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/122/3765/=12laz9q


How did this work out?
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Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby bjanat » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:30 am

Scratching my head thinking what could be done with a speidel BM. Don't think the mobdee thread about his modification included anything about a lower mash cap.


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Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby wobdee » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:25 am

bjanat wrote:Scratching my head thinking what could be done with a speidel BM. Don't think the mobdee thread about his modification included anything about a lower mash cap.


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Ha, I'm still scratching my head. I'm sure a lower mash cap would be better than my lid but I'm pretty happy with my results so far.
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Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby Nick_D » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:26 am

I imagine this idea will be met with horror, but for the super cheap ghetto mash cap, how about plain styrofoam? no foil. Just styrofoam to float on top. In a basic cooler style mash tun, this would be better than nothing surely? I doubt the foam would leach any off flavours at those temps. Ok, now flame me :D
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Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby ajk » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:28 am

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ That's what I use, wrapped in foil tape. Here it is, retrofitted with Loc-Line.
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Re: DIY Mash Caps

Postby Big Monk » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:34 am

Nice!
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