Let us know how that pump holds up. Thinking of getting it, just not sure about the reliability.
Make sure you paint or seal that wood hood, if you haven't done so already. wood+moisture=not good.
How long did it take roughly to bring that 7.5gals of mash temp wort to boil?
Originally Posted by ddahl84
What happens is in the BK I heat up mash water, pump to mash tun, rest. Then heat up more water in the BK/HLT and start draining the mash into the BK/HLT while at the same time recirculating back into the mash tun. So basically half the water is in the mash tun and half in the Bk/HLT during the recirc.
So, when you heat up the additional water while mashing, is that extra water basically the difference between your mash water and pre-boil target volume? Seems like, in a way, when you add that 2nd volume of water your batch sparging?
Also, sorry- just one more question, how do you control the element power to 75%? I don't recall what part of the control panel controls power to the element.
I was planning a single kettle BIAB system, but your systems has its benefits. Mainly, you can control the mash thickness.