Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > How do you recirculate your mash?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
ghart999
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Denver
Posts: 542
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default How do you recirculate your mash?

So I have a new direct-fire mashtun from an old keggle. I set up a port towards the top to return the wort while recirculating with a pump. My question is, how should I terminate the return? Right now its just has a male camlock screwed into the bulkhead. I was thinking of just running some silicon tubing from the camlock to the water level but I am wondering if this will cause issue with creating a tunnel effect from the water coming out like a hose into the mash.

I was considering a copper ring with holes in the bottom like a fly sparge type thing. But I didn't know if having wort trickling through the air would cause any type of aeration issues and or cool the temp down by having the wort fall a foot through the air.

Anyway, any suggestions and or pictures of how you do it would be very helpful.

Thanks all.

__________________
ghart999 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
bucfanmike
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bucfanmike's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Duluth
Posts: 1,022
Liked 24 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

check out loc-line. BobbyM sells some on brewhardware.com. They also have a nice website. You can get it all different set ups. Is flexible so adjusts well to varying batch sizes.

__________________

Mike in Duluth

Currently on Tap
1. Hefeweizen
2. BM Centennial Blonde
3. LHMS Clone

Pipeline
Next on Tap-Denny Conn Rye IPA
Kegged and aging Ed Worts Apfelwine, Denny Conn BVIP
Fermenters -

bucfanmike is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
BrewShenanigans
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 33
Default

+1 on the loc line. I love that thing.

__________________
BrewShenanigans is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
MalFet
/bɪər nərd/
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
MalFet's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC / Kathmandu
Posts: 8,277
Liked 1270 Times on 845 Posts
Likes Given: 584

Default

I've got both a lockine and a silicone hose. Both work fine and dandy. I futzed with return manifolds for a while, but so long as you've got an inch of water or so above your grain bed it doesn't really matter.

__________________

"Be excellent to each other." -Benjamin Franklin

MalFet is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #5
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: , Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,668
Liked 427 Times on 327 Posts
Likes Given: 660

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrewShenanigans View Post
+1 on the loc line. I love that thing.
Yes, I love the thing too!!
__________________
Hammy71 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #6
ghart999
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Denver
Posts: 542
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Is the loc line the same ID as the silicone tubing we all use? I'd hate to restrict the flow.

Also it says the loc-line has a max temp of 170F. When raising temps to mash out 168F, I'd think you'd be exceeding 170F. See any issues here?

__________________
ghart999 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,286
Liked 1075 Times on 716 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

No, that limit is really based on long term constant exposure. The manufacturer told me the worse thing that would happen up to 200 would be some sagging on an extended horizontal extension. The locline I use on the "mashtube" is 1/2" id.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2012, 07:27 PM   #8
ghart999
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Denver
Posts: 542
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
No, that limit is really based on long term constant exposure. The manufacturer told me the worse thing that would happen up to 200 would be some sagging on an extended horizontal extension. The locline I use on the "mashtube" is 1/2" id.
Bobby. I want to get one of your kits. Can you swap the existing camlock with a Type D since I already have a male connect on the return valve?

Can you invoice me at gregghart at gmail dot com
__________________
ghart999 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #9
ghart999
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Denver
Posts: 542
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Actually does the 90 degree just pop off so I can leave the thread part screwed in all the time and then just remove the whole line to clean/dry? THat would be better and save money.

__________________
ghart999 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2012, 02:51 AM   #10
rockytoptim
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rockytoptim's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 806
Liked 93 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Here is what I do. Got the idea from the electricbrewery.com



img_5230.jpg

__________________

On Tap: Bee Cave Robust Porter
On Tap: Bee Cave OktoberFest
On Tap: Bee Cave Kolsch
Primary: None
Up next: ????

rockytoptim 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
What would I use for a mash tun? OntarioBeerKegs Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 3 03-15-2010 03:45 AM
Help with Mash Tun IwanaBrich Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 7 03-11-2010 12:55 AM
Thinking about a Cheap Way to recirculate Mash Jawbox0 Brew Stands 2 12-11-2009 06:00 PM
How does my mash tun look? gerrg Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 25 01-30-2008 07:30 PM
Mash Tun help.... prosnowsk8er Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 6 11-23-2007 12:50 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS