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Old 01-01-2013, 03:12 AM   #11
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Oh, and I have two ulwd 110 elements kicking around somewhere. I think 1500 would be enough to keep the temps up, thoughts?

I do have 165 degree water on demand in the garage too. Really cuts down on heating times.

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #12
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I have been a BIABer and a recirculator.

You don't need to worry about scorching if you use an ultra low watt density element. I have had the bag sitting on the element with no problems.

You can do this without recirculating, just stir a few times and be done with it. You have to keep a very low level of circulation or you will have a compacted grain bed. With that low of a circulation rate, the PID tends to have a hard time maintaining the correct temps.

I have recently just set my pid to 5-10% in manual mode, stir a few times during the mash and had better results. So I am still doing BIAB but skipping the recirculation with a pump.

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #13
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I had planned in using one of those small 12v ebay pumps to keep a really low rate. I guess I'll just have to try it

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