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Old 07-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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A sleeping bag was suggested as the easiest and most accessible way to keep mash temps close to constant. But I can imagine it could be clumsy too affix to the kettle. Is there anything a little more neat and tidy, and cheap to keep those temps steady for an hour or so?



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Old 07-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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A sleeping bag was suggested as the easiest and most accessible way to keep mash temps close to constant. But I can imagine it could be clumsy too affix to the kettle. Is there anything a little more neat and tidy, and cheap to keep those temps steady for an hour or so?
I use a towel, or a blanket.
Losing a degree is no big deal.

Actually, when I BIAB, I stir the pot every so often, and may add a bit of heat to compensate.


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Old 07-25-2012, 12:07 AM   #3
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maybe bubble wrap

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I use a towel, or a blanket.
Losing a degree is no big deal.

Actually, when I BIAB, I stir the pot every so often, and may add a bit of heat to compensate.
Is it common to add heat? It seems that many people prefer to leave it. As if adding heat were a detriment to the purity of the brew, or something.
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Just kick the heat on once and a while!

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:14 AM   #6
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I used old hoodies and an old winter jacket, ss kettle held temperature like a champ, I was suprised.

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ok good to know. i'll make due with something.

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>>Is it common to add heat? It seems that many people prefer to leave it. As if adding heat were a detriment to the purity of the brew, or something.

When brewing in a bag I will stir occasionally. If using a traditional cooler/mash tun it would be harder to increase temperature periodically.

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I used old hoodies and an old winter jacket, ss kettle held temperature like a champ, I was suprised.
I got an old fleece jacket that fits around my urn. I close the zipper and put the hood onto the lid, wrap the arms over it too. Works just fine.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #10
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I had an extra insulated water heater blanket that I cut to fit. But you MUST remove it IF you fire up the heat again.

Do not ask how I know this.



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