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Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:22 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

I decided to build my own style of airlift vortex tea brewer for making ACT teas, worm casting teas and other nute mixes.

I built to these plans http://www.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/turbo-vortex.htm basically and changed the top tee to a 90* elbow, this was a mistake. running the airlines there the water outlet cut the air lifts water flow down to much. I'll be changing that this week. and doing a complete diy

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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:35 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

Cool.


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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:29 am
by umbra | 780 Posts | 4085 Points

back in NJ, local hydro store had one of these and would brew up ACT and sell the teas. Nice


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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:06 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

Ok I added 4 tees at the top of the air lilts and now have a vortex going in the brewer

when I got this thing running completely I'l write the whole thing up right now using this thread to keep track of myself


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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:08 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

Ok I added 4 tees at the top of the air lilts and now have a vortex going in the brewer

when I got this thing running completely I'l write the whole thing up right now using this thread to keep track of myself

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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:57 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:39 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

Air lines manifold

Here the parts list all pipe and fitting are 1/2 inch SCH 40 drain pipe
1) 2-Caps
2) 1- 4 way cross connector
3) 1- Tee
4) 6- 90* elbows
5) 15 ft od 1/2 inch SCH 40 cut into the following lengths
3- 5 1/4 inch
1- 1 1/4 inch
1- 2 1/2 inch
4- 21 3/4 inch ** measure the air lift tubes against your water jug before cutting it may not be the same height as mine
1- 3 inch
1- 2 inch
1- 24 inch ** this length will be according to where you place your air pump

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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:33 am
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

Water Tank and airlift tubes

Parts list

All pipe and fitting are SCH 40 1 1/2 inch except the shut off valve which is 1/2"
1) 1-4 way cross piece
2) 6- tees (using the vent tees and elbows gives a better air water flow imo)
3) 4- 90* elbows
4) 1 1/2" to 1/2" reducer
5) 1/2 shut off valve

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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:51 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

chuggin along


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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:36 am
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:59 am
by Cubby | 1.243 Posts | 4716 Points

I'm looking at this and thinking "This could be made with a 55 gallon barrel" hmmmmm.........


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#12

RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:22 am
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

Yes, it could real easily. There or some of these made that hold 1000 gal. Done been told my pump is way to big for this small a vortex. The 4 air lifts is mostly used in the bigger, over 100 gal systems. most of the oxygenation takes place in the air lifts and the vortexes main purpose is to physically break up the organic material into smaller particles making it easier on the microbes to eat and break them down into a more plant real to use nutrient.


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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:08 pm
by umbra | 780 Posts | 4085 Points

Cubby, the 55 gal is what the hydro store in NJ used...otherwise the same exact setup...oh that's cause I gave them the microbeorganics link, too


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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:14 am
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

Made the first batch is worm castings tea started it Wednesday after brewing 36 hrs, the tea has seems to be a much deeper color with a lot less foaming than a bubbler tea brewer. going to do a few modification over the weekend see if I can get just little faster vortex. my design not having separate controls for each airline is a mistake but I'm going to run this design a few time. I'm playing with the number of holes drilled in the pipe it "adjust" the air in the lift pipe stand.


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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:36 am
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

The worm castings tea recipe I used was 2 cups worm castings, 5 tbsp blackstrap molasses, 3 tbsp alaskan fish fert 5-1-1. I brewed the tea for 36 hrs because for what I can find at 36 hrs the dissolved oxygen is at it highest and this is when it is best to give to the plants. not only does the capillary action of the water moving thru the soil pull air thru the soil the water has higher oxygen levels a well.


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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:59 pm
by Timbrrline | 485 Posts | 1782 Points

@ozzydiodude.... do you use this brewer? or have you done something else. I need to make one for my veggie garden and was curious if it was working properly

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RE: Vortex Tea Brewer

in DIY Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:45 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

It works but not as well as a single air lift vortex


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