Originally Posted by samc
Not sure what the OP is saying here. Are you intending to set your PID to 168F at the start of the MASH or after the hour is done?
I've been recirculating my MASH for 45 minutes at temp (~153 or so) and then I set the temp to 170F for Mash out, when that's complete I batch sparge with 170F water and recirc for a few minutes.
I should have been more clear in my question. I no-sparge, 2-vessel, and I am using a RIMS tube to stabilize mash temperatures between the BK and MLT. Prior to implementing a RIMS, I typically just recirculated for the entire hour-long mash and did not mash-out due to overshooting temperatures through direct-fire. I guess my question should have been "can I recirculate for say, 45 minutes and the set the PID for 168-170 for mashout for the last 15 minutes?" Looks like I can. Thanks for the help.