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Wortlover 06-27-2008 04:15 PM

insulated HLT project
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I work for a company that deals with EPS foam(coffee cup foam). I got the idea to order a 30x30x24 cube with the center cut to slide my keg into. The block is a bit big, I may shave it down and laminate the outsides to keep it from getting banged up. It will have a foam floor and top. The trick is to keep it manageable for moving, and removal of the HLT keg for cleaning. Still noodling the whole idea through. I will post further pics.

Wortlover 06-27-2008 04:20 PM

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pic of keg inside foam...

Wortlover 06-27-2008 06:18 PM

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I wasn't planning on putting fire under it. I guess I have my terminology wrong. I'm new to all grain brewing. This will insulate my MLT, or mash vessel. I think that if I preheat the keg with hot water, draing and add grain and mash water, it should maintain a good temp. This foam doesn't get along well with open flame. I could use an electric immersion heating element.
I have an igloo cooler no as a MLT. The temp drop over an hours time with that is quite a lot. I'm hoping this will work better. It is awful big, may prove to be hard to work around. I will try a test run with hot water.

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