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newbrewr4fun 09-14-2009 01:53 AM

Keggle mash without direct heat
 
Is it possible to mash in a keggle with no direct fire?

JVD_X 09-14-2009 01:55 AM

Yes. There are several ways...

1) Using a recirculating mash technique (RIMS/HERMS)

2) By simple infusion of water of the correct temp.

Bobby_M 09-14-2009 02:02 AM

...and a lot of insulation.

beerthirty 09-14-2009 02:06 AM

You would be surprised how little heat loss there is, especially with a lid. Hi ambient temps help too.

1234 09-14-2009 02:10 AM

I have used the Keggle as a mash tun. I did use a Banjo Burner to heat the water to the specific temp I needed, so I guess I did direct heat to the keggle. It worked well though.

Bobby_M 09-14-2009 02:14 AM

It holds heat a lot better when it's nearly full for big beers or 10 gallons batches but I wouldn't leave an uninsulated keg alone for a 60 minute mash.

EvilGnome6 09-14-2009 03:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beerthirty (Post 1545406)
You would be surprised how little heat loss there is, especially with a lid. Hi ambient temps help too.

Well, out in Phoenix you can almost mash at ambient temps. Just holder a lighter underneath the keg for a few minutes and you're there.


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