*Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway - Enter Now!*

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > I LOVE waking up to hot strike water. Easy as 1-2-3.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2013, 11:25 PM   #31
pelipen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 730
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Hmmm. This totally beats my wake up early, put the heat on low, and go back to bed, technique.

__________________
pelipen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2013, 02:13 AM   #32
lockwom
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 107
Liked 13 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eyedoctodd View Post
Lockwom - I tried an analog lamp timer I had a few times and kept waking up to cold water. It very well could have been my timer not triggering right, but I decided it was worth the $10-15 extra to know for sure it would kick on when needed. Let us know how it works out!
Indeed I will! With work, I can't brew for at least a week despite the timer arriving today.

Fat-fingering the pins for "on" times seems more reliable than accidentally setting the digital timer for the wrong day of the week, but then again, I wouldn't be surprised if this one is just as prone to operator error. I figured $12 can't hurt to try:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0020ML730/

I'm actually excited for it. I already start yeast, RO filter water and add minerals the night before. Measuring and milling grain while I'm at it doesn't add much time.
__________________
lockwom is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #33
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,974
Liked 431 Times on 352 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

OK well this morning I gave it another shot with the same beer. As an experiment, I shortened the "power on" time by 30 minutes...only to find the strike water had settled in at around 132F after recirculating a bit when I went to dough in. Now I'm thinking that when I checked it before, maybe what I was getting was stratification...the water on top was 190F~200F, but perhaps the aggregate mean temperature was closer to my target. In any case, I managed to completely screw up this beer as well...I'm starting to think that making beer 10 minutes after I wake up is a terrible idea, because I keep making really stupid mistakes early in the morning that I have never made before on many previous batches.

__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2013, 05:47 AM   #34
eyedoctodd
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
eyedoctodd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 170
Liked 17 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default Wake up and brew whenever

You do realize, if you only wake up at noon, you can still use this method to have hot strike water at 1PM? You can brew at midnight if you work third shift.

__________________

----------------------------------------------
Eleventy-Three Brewing Co.

Kegged: Ten Downing ESB, Grizzly Grundle Pale Ale Remux, Eldred Rock Light Northern German Altbier, Unnamed Kölsch.
Bottled: Brooke's Bliss Irish Stout
Primary:
Secondary: Who does that?
On Deck: German Pilsner

eyedoctodd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2013, 05:49 AM   #35
eyedoctodd
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
eyedoctodd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 170
Liked 17 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

I said that wrong... you can DREAM of brewing at midnight if you work third shift. You can only brew at midnight if you work second (or, first, or no) shift.

__________________

----------------------------------------------
Eleventy-Three Brewing Co.

Kegged: Ten Downing ESB, Grizzly Grundle Pale Ale Remux, Eldred Rock Light Northern German Altbier, Unnamed Kölsch.
Bottled: Brooke's Bliss Irish Stout
Primary:
Secondary: Who does that?
On Deck: German Pilsner

eyedoctodd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2013, 06:09 AM   #36
Challenger440
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 299
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

When I know that I am going to brew the next morning, I just crank up the hot water tank the night before. Generally that will put me about 5 degrees +/- of my strike temp.

Good enough for me

__________________

Keg #1: Oatmeal Stout (WLP004)
Keg #2: Oatmeal Stout (WLP037)
Keg #3: Denny Conn's Bourbon Vanilla Porter
Keg #4: Empty
Bottled: Apfelwein, Scottish 60/-
On Deck: Simtennial Pale Ale

Challenger440 is offline
paulster2626 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 02:21 AM   #37
paulster2626
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
paulster2626's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,839
Liked 327 Times on 218 Posts
Likes Given: 532

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Challenger440 View Post
When I know that I am going to brew the next morning, I just crank up the hot water tank the night before. Generally that will put me about 5 degrees +/- of my strike temp.

Good enough for me
HOT DAMN. GENIUS!!!
__________________
paulster2626 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 02:31 AM   #38
jiggs_casey
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jiggs_casey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Independence, Missouri
Posts: 1,161
Liked 28 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 63

Default

Awesome! Thank you for the idea! I am definitely having much want at the moment!

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
I also HATE that attitude that I NEED TO BE MONITORED. Don't Tread on Me MF.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigeb View Post
It's my God-given right to be as stupid as I want to be. How dare the government get in the way.
Go Beer!
jiggs_casey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #39
brew2enjoy
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Delaware
Posts: 934
Liked 36 Times on 31 Posts

Default

Talk about shortening a brew day! Great idea!

__________________
DIY stuff...
- Bar
- S/S mash paddle, PEX manifold
brew2enjoy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 03:06 PM   #40
ilikeguns
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: , NY
Posts: 257
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aubiecat View Post
I use one of my STC 1000 fermentation temp controllers and two of these NORPRO 559 Immersion Heaters for Sous Vide cooking. I know for a fact they will heat water to 170°.
Going to use it in my HLT this weekend.
So how did it work out? I am looking to use this exact setup to heat 10-11 gallons of strike/sparge water. (170ish degrees)

Also, is the probe on the STC1000 okay to submerge in water this hot?
__________________

life is too short to drink beer you don't love...

ilikeguns 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
SUPER Easy LOVE TSS2 controller set-up CBelli DIY Projects 2 04-16-2013 08:58 PM
How do you heat the water for HERMS while heating the Strike water? BudzAndSudz Electric Brewing 24 11-23-2012 11:54 PM
Strike Water/Sparge Water Table for BIAB - Am I correct? scottvin Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 06-04-2012 08:50 PM
I love easy fixes (stuck ferment) Priemus General Beer Discussion 4 06-13-2010 02:17 AM
I love a nice easy brew day jacksonbrown General Beer Discussion 2 05-02-2009 08:58 PM