Last days to enter the BrewHardware Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Options for 55 gallon mash tun?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2013, 06:30 PM   #11
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,364
Liked 1111 Times on 737 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

You're pretty brave trying to direct fire a tun that big. I think you're going to have some scorching issues.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #12
Chamuco
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chamuco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Rafael, CA
Posts: 388
Liked 161 Times on 81 Posts
Likes Given: 97

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpikeBrewing

Not US made. I think they import from the same place as the stout guys (if I'm not mistaken).
Yeah, you are right on that, my mistake. I called them and they import from China, like most others.....
__________________

Beer, beer, good for the heart.

Chamuco is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #13
dye4me
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: bc, ish
Posts: 33
Default

I looked at glacier tanks and they wanted almost $300 to ship Three burners to me, wound up shipping to Montana 40 mins away, it only cost $60. After their lack of help to get me a better shipping rate to my door, im less then enthused about going back to them to have to travel to another country pick up my stuff or get screwed hard on shipping.

As far as direct firing something this big, yes I'm worried about scorching, but it seems many others have gone this way, however I think I will be using a little more space between tun and flame then most people appear to do, and of course recirculate like my beers life depends on it cause it dose. Failing that I can always add something electric or another form of heat exchange, but i did that on the last one and for the amount i use it to make my simple little beers, I wish I had gone direct fire with recirc to begin with. However as always I do like other peoples opinions on other options for anything I do.

__________________
dye4me is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #14
NewJersey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Boonton, NJ
Posts: 329
Liked 30 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

uuuunh!

all you guys with these huge setups make me SO JEALOUS!!!

5 gallons at a time just goes too fast!

__________________
NewJersey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-31-2013, 07:38 AM   #15
ZymurGuy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Garden Grove, CA
Posts: 32
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I have the Blichmann 55 gal with false bottom for my mash tun and love it. I direct fire with a 23-tip natural gas burner and manage it with a BCS-460. I've done very light pale colored beers in it and have never had a scorching issue. I recirculate the entire time of the mash and the burner will just kick in for maybe 10-15 seconds every few minutes to maintain temp. Not sure of the exact timings as I just let it do it's thing now. Before I implemented the BCS, I was surprised as to just how much temp the mash dropped. I assumed with that much grain it would be very stable, but that didn't end up being the case (for me anyway).

I've mashed 150 pounds of grain in it, but won't ever do that again. The most I'll do now is around 130. Most grain bills run between 90 - 120 lbs.

__________________
ZymurGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trade - Trade LARGE Mash Tun capable of 25 gallon batch for 10 gallon mash tun + cash or??? dallasdb For Sale 11 11-30-2012 05:15 PM
6 Mash options for a very pale beer? bigdaddybrew Brew Science 10 11-09-2012 07:18 PM
Mash options for first Hefe??? 2thumbsup General Techniques 14 11-28-2011 05:50 PM
Mash Tun Options dgoldb1 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 17 04-26-2011 09:53 PM
Stiring the Mash options alexnphillips All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 04-06-2010 06:56 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS