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Old 08-31-2011, 03:27 AM   #1
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:29 AM   #2
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I wish all the threads on HBT were like yours: tons 'o pics!

Excellent work! Easy, cheap, and very quick.

How long is your brewday?

What's your brewhouse efficiency?

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The process is as simplified as possible. I see this as maybe the easiest way to do all grain.

Heat strike water with stove and element, turn element off and dial stove back to 2.5 (I found this was the spot that the temp. stayed flat at around 150F during recirculation).
Add mesh bag and grains.
Verify mash temp and continue recirculating throughout mash (Stove does a good job of keeping the temp steady, but it's not automatic)
Turn stove on high for mashout
Remove grains at 170F and squeeze the crap out of the bag.
Turn on element and get boiling
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Looks great Klyph.

I enjoyed reading your earlier build when researching my own.

Is this just an alternate rig to save time, or have you ditched your old rig and gone BIAB full time?

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I wish all the threads on HBT were like yours: tons 'o pics!

Excellent work! Easy, cheap, and very quick.

How long is your brewday?

What's your brewhouse efficiency?
I usually take it pretty easy on brewdays, Nothing is rushed, The brewing is done in about 3 1/2 hours and I drag out the cleaning because I hate it but I'm anal retentive about the cleanliness of my brewrig.
As far as efficiency is concerned, I brewed a kolsch and got in the 70's but with the stout I was mid to high sixties. I need to add a sight glass to track volumes, something tells me I either added an extra pitcher of water or my boiloff rate is lower than I thought.
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Looks great Klyph.

I enjoyed reading your earlier build when researching my own.

Is this just an alternate rig to save time, or have you ditched your old rig and gone BIAB full time?
The 10 gallon system is in a friends basement, this is the rig I use at home and for taking to friends houses to show them how to brew.
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Well done.

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Also the crush could have been finer and I'm making a manifold for the siphon side to get more thin mash to flow through the grains. It should also allow me to use leaf hops without hop sacks in the boil. I'll post pics when it's done. I'd really like to build a mesh basket with handles that nestles inside. This build was inspired a lot by scubasteve's rig, I really like the idea of a simple single vessel system. It's my humble opinion that sparging is pointless at the five gallon level. Recirculating mash and maybe an extra handful of grain makes better beer with less effort. I'll be adding more functionality to this setup, but I want it to remain as simple as possible.

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I changed from side pickup to manifold so that I could use leaf hops instead of pellets or bagged leaf. I like the idea of raw ingredients and minimizing waste.






Oh and the stout is burbling away nicely, time to put it in the shed where it will stay cooler.

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