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Old 09-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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Is it possible? I'm building a new brew rig with 3 keggles and I'd like to not mess with HERMS or RIMS. Has anyone had success holding temps with an insulated keggle MLT? Any other options, or am I forced to recirculate if I want to use a keggle?

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #2
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If it is insulated well enough, sure. How are you planning to do that?

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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The bigger the batch the better. I wouldn't expect a measly 8 lb mash to maintain temp even in a well insulated keggle, same goes for coolers fwiw.

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With enough insulation, including a foam "float" on top of the mash, it should work. Be sure to preheat the MLT well.

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