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Old 10-14-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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i would like to make a simple temp controlled mash tun, either from a cooler or a keg. Is there any ways i can do this without costing a fortune, and still get good control of my temps?

im currently using a coleman 48qt cooler, and it not very good at maintaing my mash temps.

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What kind of mashtun do you have now? Do you have a pump? Do you use gas or electric? What level of automation do you want? Just holding temperature is pretty easy with a cooler once you get it where you want.

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:36 AM   #3
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What kind of mashtun do you have now? Do you have a pump? Do you use gas or electric? What level of automation do you want? Just holding temperature is pretty easy with a cooler once you get it where you want.
I agree, also it's hard to heat mash with a submerged heater without scorching the grain that's touching the heater. At a minimum you need some sort of circulation. In my opinion the best solution is to use a GOTT cooler and build a RIMS tube - that's what I did.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/jus...4/#post4399745
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