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jgardner6 01-04-2010 05:27 PM

Holding your Temp.
 
How do you go about holding your temps? I just reheat but I was wondering if there are easier more stable ways.

humann_brewing 01-04-2010 05:31 PM

look into RIMS or HERMS

BarleyWater 01-04-2010 05:32 PM

Are you talking about holding the right temp in the mash tun? A lot of people use coolers for their mash tuns because they are insulated and will hold temps reasonably well, especially if the lid is insulated. Another option is the HERMS or RIMS type system where the mash is recirculated through an external heat source and back into the mash tun to maintain the proper temp or step up to a different temp.

jgardner6 01-04-2010 05:53 PM

no i'm talking about holding temps for cheese making

dlloyd 01-04-2010 06:11 PM

I usually just use a sink full of hot water, not very sophisticated, but it works most of the time.

humann_brewing 01-04-2010 06:17 PM

whoops, that's what I get for just using the new post link :D

carnevoodoo 01-04-2010 06:23 PM

I would put my pot in a big cooler.

BarleyWater 01-05-2010 04:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by humann_brewing (Post 1783832)
whoops, that's what I get for just using the new post link :D

ditto, sorry.

cheesenbeermmm 02-05-2010 01:34 AM

I put my pot in the oven set to warm with a thermometer in there to be sure I'm in the ball park I need to be. Then go to the hot water heater closet when appropriate.

Saccharomyces 02-18-2010 04:28 AM

If I want to hold the cheese at 89*F say, I will keep the water bath in the sink around 92*F. It requires adding about 16oz of boiling hot water every 10 minutes. Not to difficult to stay within one degree this way. A cooler would probably work well if I had one the right dimensions to hold my pot.. which I don't. On the plus side, standing around monitoring the temp of the water bath gives me plenty of time to drink homebrew. :D


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