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Old 12-19-2014, 03:57 PM   #191
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Yeah that's basically what I was getting in my original post but with a lot more words. HOWEVER. This only seems to be necessary at the beginning of the mash. Once everything gets stabilized for a Few minutes, the controller does fine.

Like I said, the Breweasy works as advertised and will get reasonably acceptable efficiency by following the manual... But if you want to take the extra time and effort it can do much more. Same as everything else, the more you put in, the more you get out.
I wonder if the gas setup would do a better job of stabilizing temperature in the mash. Probably not a big difference since we are talking steel here but one heat source is outside the mash and one is inside the mash.

Any first hand experience on accuracy of mash temp to ToP controler with gas?

Could be a good excuse for me to stay with gas and not worry about voltage
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:08 PM   #192
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I wonder if the gas setup would do a better job of stabilizing temperature in the mash. Probably not a big difference since we are talking steel here but one heat source is outside the mash and one is inside the mash.

Any first hand experience on accuracy of mash temp to ToP controler with gas?

Could be a good excuse for me to stay with gas and not worry about voltage
I ordered the 10 gallon G1 system last week (I already had a G1 20 gallon kettle). I'll let you know once I do some test batches.
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:28 AM   #193
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BAH! Blichmann shipped me a G2 kit instead of a G1, with a G1 mash tun on the same order. Sent an email to AIH to hopefully get it resolved soon.

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Old Yesterday, 06:33 AM   #194
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My 10 gallon electric system arrives tomorrow! I'm beyond excited!

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Old Yesterday, 09:24 PM   #195
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I am also interested in the gas Brew easy. I am a little disappointed in how Blichmanns website says to just buy the parts that you need to go with what you already have. I have a top teir system with a G1 10g brew kettle. I have the pump, the chiller, and 2 burners. But by the time I figured out everything I needed to make the conversion, it was only about 250.00 less than if I just bought the whole BrewEasy system turnkey.
I am not really big on meeting numbers. I should get more involved with it, instead I make my homebrew to drink and share with friends. I do have questions on it though such as:
1. As time consuming as it is to use a 3 tiered system with cleaning and sanitization and just the overall time to brew, how much time have you actually cut down on your brew day. I can generally make 2 brews in a good 12 hour day. This is me doing everything from getting everything out to getting everything put up after the brew day.
2. Why is the majority of what I am seeing people use and/or purchase is the electric units? I am a plumber by trade, and know that recirculating liquid ( water ) through any system is much better to do through a gas fired method than electric.
3. How do you overcome stuck sparges on the recirc system. Is it truly a flow issue? Is it like any other stuck sparge that has to be fixed at the source.
4. And last, Is it worth converting. I have moved and am unable to use my old system. I love to brew, but have contemplated going back to my old ways of the rectangular cooler mash tun and doing everything on my Camp Chef camp stove.

Over all I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the posts on this subject. My wife pointed this out to me and suggested that i look into it. I havent stopped researching since 8am this morning. Any advice will be great. Keep posting. Thanks a bunch.Wlff

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Old Today, 02:06 AM   #196
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As long as you are hitting your temps why would propane as a heat source be better than a coil? I think some of these guys including myself are just trying to avoid an open flame indoors. Completely agree with your opinion of this thread... keep the feedback coming doods!!!

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Right, for me it is all about being able to safely brew inside during long New England winters.

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