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Old 04-02-2012, 04:03 AM   #1
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Default Electric heating element in mash

I want to make the switch to all electric,how many out there are using an electric element to maintain there mash temp?How do you keep it from burning the grains that directly contact the element?

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Old 04-02-2012, 04:06 AM   #2
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/apa...system-303247/

This! I copied this and it works awesome. The. Only change is I went with the 15.5 gallon pot with steamer basket.
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Thanks for the reply Mux,I see the idea behind that,my question is:the holes in the basket look pretty large,wouldn't the grains escape,unless they are in a steeping bag?

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Thanks for the reply Mux,I see the idea behind that,my question is:the holes in the basket look pretty large,wouldn't the grains escape,unless they are in a steeping bag?
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You can't have the grain in contact with the element. Wort has to be circulated past the element and through the grist to transfer the heat.

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I can't have the grain in contact with my element. My wort has to be circulated past the element and through the grist to transfer the heat.
Fixed that for you.
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How do you keep it from burning the grains that directly contact the element?
Ultra low density element. Stir while heat is on.

Same as you'd do with a direct fired gas MLT.
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Splitting hairs... I have a gas direct fired MLT but don't stir at all. I have a full false bottom and recirculate while heating to remove the wort at the bottom before it overheats.

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