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Old 09-14-2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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Is it possible to mash in a keggle with no direct fire?

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Yes. There are several ways...

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

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

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...and a lot of insulation.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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