Originally Posted by klyph
Could you post some detail pics of the insides of the kettles? Thanks.
Sure, I'll try to remember to do it this weekend, but nothing real special in there.
The BK has the Blichmann kettle screen (not the newer hop blocker) at the bottom and a dangling hose on a QD at the top. The hose coils and extends to the bottom so there is no aeration when filling or recirculating the wort.
The MLT has the Blichmann false bottom w/ a similar dangling hose on a QD at the top. The hose lays coiled on top of the grain bed.
The HLT has a pickup tube at the bottom and because I didn't want to drill another hole in the top, it has a U shaped contraption hanging over the side for the recirc return. The inside leg of the U has a SS straight pipe that extends to the bottom. I'm contemplating what I'm going to do to change this though as the return really puts the hot water back near the outlet valve, so I'm sure there is still some temperature stratification going on.