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