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Old 08-11-2012, 03:34 AM   #1
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I was wondering if a Shirron plate or a Thermonator could be used as a heat exchanger in a mash system? Thoughts?

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Old 08-11-2012, 03:49 AM   #2
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I'm fairly certain I've seen examples of this posted in the forums. I imagine the critical issue is keeping the wort side free of accumulated debris. One way to mitigate that is to set the grain bed through recirculating (ie: vorlauf) with the plate chiller out of the loop, then once the return stream is running clear you can switch the chiller in and start the control process...

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Old 08-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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Tried that. CFCs work better.

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