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Old 04-30-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Anyone use a tankless water heater instead of a HLT? I was thinking it might work. Set the temp on the highest setting and use a PID or BCS to turn it off and on.

Pull fresh water through it to get the proper strike temp then use a valve to bring in the wort (using a pump) to recirculate through the tankless heater and back to the mash tun.

It seems like it would sort of be a RIMs system, but one you used to heat the strike water as well. I am assuming if the flow rate was high enough you would avoid scorching of the wort.

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The hottest my tankless gets is 140. Not sure how that would work for an HLT without some extra massage.

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You can get tankless water heaters that hit 180. You wouldn't want another controller. They have an integral controller that works pretty damn good. There are people that do this. I visited a 3BBL Nonabrewery that did this exact thing for strike water.

Here's some related threads:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/tank...h-temp-212354/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/reco...heater-361041/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/home...-build-401181/

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