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Old 11-16-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Not recommended - Winging it. or Beer in a Burco.

I'm going against everything I know to be sensible.

I know that when doing AG figures are paramount. To get a beer that you want you need to know your efficiency and your system figures.

I've had one of these sat on the side for a month and I have a few hours spare and a keg of homebrew to go at.

So I'm brewing with new kit inside. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Old 11-16-2009, 04:04 PM   #2
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Well mash waters up to temp.

What to brew?

IPA or a Stout, Goblin? Mild.......



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Old 11-16-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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Mild it is.

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Old 11-16-2009, 04:12 PM   #4
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Mild it is.
I think we all saw that one coming

Interesting piece of equipment! Let us know how it works out.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:14 PM   #5
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So you are using this as a mash tun? Are you worried about temp differences between top and the bottom where the heater is?

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Old 11-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #6
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So you are using this as a mash tun? Are you worried about temp differences between top and the bottom where the heater is?
Not yet.

HLT and Kettle.

May be tempted to insulate and use as a MLT as well.

Just made a syphon tube while the mash was doing.

Sparge water heating up. Seems like #4 gives me ~78°C.

I'm used to a 50L boil kettle. this is only 27l.
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That thing looks like it would make a great HLT.

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It did!

HLT spot on - Kettle not so good.

I think the thing is set to 100c max. (Makes sense really)

I think I gonna have to bypass the thermostat.

Luckily because the thing is stone age it'll boil then cut out then boil then cut out.
I'll just have to go for a 90 minute boil on this one.
Thankfully I has an over shoot on my prepboil gravity by a few points so I can afford a bit less boil off.

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It's in the fermenter.

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Never seen one of those before. Interesting. I'll be eager to read more about how this turned out.

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