Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > BIAB Brewing > eKeggle BIAB - Pump Re-circulation
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
dougp
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 86
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default eKeggle BIAB - Pump Re-circulation

I'm trying to plan out my eKeggle ports, and I'm wondering about re-circulation during mash. I assume that I should be directing any flow through my lid and on top of the mash - a dispersion via sparge arm or just letting the tube sit on the mash doesn't matter. But, this is just an assumption. I plan on putting in a whirlpool port and use that for re-circulation while heating the liquid - can I use this during mash instead of through a lid?

__________________
dougp is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-20-2013, 03:33 AM   #2
BigFloyd
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigFloyd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 4,806
Liked 626 Times on 548 Posts
Likes Given: 575

Default

I recirculate back over top of the grain bed from the top ball valve/elbow into a 1/2" silicone tubing that connects to a sprinkler head held in place over middle of the keggle by a DIY aluminum sparge arm I built from scrap.



__________________
Good Temp Control -----> Happy Yeast ------> Tasty Brew
BigFloyd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2013, 02:06 AM   #3
haeffnkr
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: St Peters Mo, MISSOURI
Posts: 393
Liked 21 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

What kind of bag are you using?

I had no issue with my viole bag when I fired my mash over a gas burner.
Now I have used my electric setup and the same bag will not drain fast enough for me to recirculate.
I can barely get the bag to grain when I hang it up.

thanks Kevin

__________________
haeffnkr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-24-2013, 02:16 AM   #4
BigFloyd
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigFloyd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 4,806
Liked 626 Times on 548 Posts
Likes Given: 575

Default

This one - http://morebeer.com/products/mesh-ba...awstring.html#

I made a stainless false bottom to keep the bag off the element.
__________________
Good Temp Control -----> Happy Yeast ------> Tasty Brew
BigFloyd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2013, 06:03 PM   #5
haeffnkr
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: St Peters Mo, MISSOURI
Posts: 393
Liked 21 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Floyd and others,

What is your grind like?
1 or 2 or 3x ?
Gap on Mill set at?

thanks Kevin

__________________
haeffnkr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2013, 12:31 AM   #6
BigFloyd
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigFloyd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 4,806
Liked 626 Times on 548 Posts
Likes Given: 575

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by haeffnkr View Post
Floyd and others,

What is your grind like?
1 or 2 or 3x ?
Gap on Mill set at?

thanks Kevin
Howdy Kevin.

I'm currently doing 1x grind at .033-.035" using the monster mill at my LHBS. I'm getting a decent crush (and 75% efficiency), some flour, very few intact husks at that setting. Next time, I may try a second pass and see what that does for me.
__________________
Good Temp Control -----> Happy Yeast ------> Tasty Brew
BigFloyd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2013, 12:36 AM   #7
BigFloyd
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigFloyd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 4,806
Liked 626 Times on 548 Posts
Likes Given: 575

Default

Oops! Double post.

__________________
Good Temp Control -----> Happy Yeast ------> Tasty Brew
BigFloyd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BIAB eKeggle Sanity Check pidass Electric Brewing 0 02-08-2013 02:19 PM
Vacuum Pressure Pump for circulation? dr3wson Equipment/Sanitation 0 11-06-2012 12:51 AM
Air Pump - eHLT circulation - Who, What, Where? Squeeky Electric Brewing 6 03-23-2012 05:43 PM
Designing an eKeggle BIAB recirculating system, input? flatulentfox DIY Projects 9 12-05-2011 02:35 AM
What Kind of Circulation Pump To Get Donasay Equipment/Sanitation 8 11-16-2007 10:20 PM



Newest Threads