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Old 12-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Two pumps have been purchased and a new herms HLT. I have 2 blichmann gas fired burners, is adding a 3rd under my mashtun going to be of any benefit? Other than heating up the mash water? Couldn't I do that in my BK and pump over? Just wondering the pro's and con's of not dropping another $150 on a burner.

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Old 12-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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Two pumps have been purchased and a new herms HLT. I have 2 blichmann gas fired burners, is adding a 3rd under my mashtun going to be of any benefit? Other than heating up the mash water? Couldn't I do that in my BK and pump over? Just wondering the pro's and con's of not dropping another $150 on a burner.
That's what I plan to do with my build if it ever gets off the ground
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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You don't need a direct fire under the MT. You recirculate through the HLT and use that burner to keep the temp. I heat up my sparge/herms water and my strike water at the same time. I transfer my strike water over from my BK to the MT and then begin recirulating.

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Old 12-07-2013, 02:13 AM   #4
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I had a burner under mine when I had my propane rig. I would heat my strike water in the mash tun. In my boil kettle I would recirculate hot oxy-clean through the plate chiller. Now that I'm electric, I miss being able to clean the chiller, heating strike water, and heating sparge water all at the same time. So for me, the extra money was well worth it.

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