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Old 10-09-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default 2nd batch with The Monster!!!

I have completed the second batch with The AG Monster. I did an ESB last week. Here are some pics.
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I have managed to melt the insulation I was using on the MLT. Still looking for a good replacement if you have any suggestions. I am also having a hard time getting my wort below 78F on the way into the fermenter.

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Old 10-09-2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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*phew*

i thought you were brewing with my ex-girlfriend

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Old 10-10-2007, 12:36 AM   #3
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I have managed to melt the insulation I was using on the MLT. Still looking for a good replacement if you have any suggestions. I am also having a hard time getting my wort below 78F on the way into the fermenter.
Why not use an ice bath. Drill two holes into a cooler at either end run the counterflow chiller through it with an ice bath in there. Its the best of both worlds.
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:12 AM   #4
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A few people have used reflectix on their MLTs as insulation and taped it on with aluminum tape. I don't insulate mine. I don't really see enough heat loss to bother with it.

Oh, and great setup! Doesn't a dedicated brew stand make things nice and easy.

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Old 10-10-2007, 04:30 AM   #5
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Nice Setup! What's with the crush?

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:43 AM   #6
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Nice Setup! What's with the crush?
That's what I was thinking
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:44 AM   #7
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Yo! I thought the same thing! Those grains look like they've all lived the charm life!

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Old 10-10-2007, 08:47 AM   #8
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BTW, my IC could kick your CFC's butt!!!! Do us all proud! If you're gonna call it a monster....well...you get the point....

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There's a guy here who found a chiller equal to the therminator for $50 less....look around....

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Old 10-10-2007, 10:26 AM   #10
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You have pumps, why not pump the wort through the chiller and back to keggle a few times before going to the carboy?

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