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Old 02-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Direct Heat to Mash Tun?

I'm working with Stainless Steel HLT and Mash Tun. I've missed my target temp a couple of times, and if adding more hot water didn't bring the temp up enough I use a jet burner to bring the mash temp up to my target. Anyone see any problems with this?

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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I believe that is how it's done. Just go easy on the heat, there may be a lag time when you reach temp and the burner keeps heating the mash.

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Yeah, I've read that some people do not like to put a flame on the mash tun. And, I've already learned my lesson on overheating. I generally kill the flame about 5-7 degrees early and it ends up right in range.

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Yeah, I've read that some people do not like to put a flame on the mash tun. And, I've already learned my lesson on overheating. I generally kill the flame about 5-7 degrees early and it ends up right in range.
This is what I do. I moved from a cooler to a keg and seem to struggle to keep a steady mash temp. I check it every 10-15 minutes and when the temp starts dropping I apply heat and stir like crazy. I batch sparge so I just vorlof and drain the tun when it's time.
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I like to come in low then apply a couple of flame bursts to hit temp.

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