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JBC98C 02-11-2009 01:54 AM

using a temp controller in a pot
 
Well, I've been wanting to do some all grain, but I'm at school so I dont really have space for a cooler. What if I took a large grain steeping bag in a large pot. I have a small portable electric stove. If I ran the stove through my temp controller I could keep it at a constant temp of 160+-2 degrees. I know I am probably skipping some crucial steps and would like to know what you all think about this.

Thanks

hopsalot 02-11-2009 04:51 AM

if you can boil water you can make beer

JBC98C 02-11-2009 05:46 AM

But, can I brew an all grain beer this way? Can I do this as a mash instead of using a lauter tun?

illinibrew04 02-11-2009 12:16 PM

Never heard of anyone trying it, but I suppose it's possible. Just a note, though, 160 is probably a little high to mash at. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

wilserbrewer 02-11-2009 04:43 PM

rather than trying to regulate the electric stove element, I think it would be much easier to just hit the proper temp and wrap the pot w/ blankets ect to stop heat loss.

IrregularPulse 02-11-2009 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilserbrewer (Post 1127006)
rather than trying to regulate the electric stove element, I think it would be much easier to just hit the proper temp and wrap the pot w/ blankets ect to stop heat loss.

+1 on this

+2 on DeathBrewer's Stove Top AG Brewing

wilserbrewer 02-11-2009 04:55 PM

or perhaps even easier...get the mash "pot" at the proper temp and put it in a warm oven around 150. This will help to keep the temp of the mash stable.

JBC98C 02-11-2009 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilserbrewer (Post 1127006)
rather than trying to regulate the electric stove element, I think it would be much easier to just hit the proper temp and wrap the pot w/ blankets ect to stop heat loss.

Just for sake of argumenting, it would be pretty easy to use the element. It is a single portable element that plugs into the wall normally.

Either way, Deathbrewers brew is almost exactly what I was thinking. Thanks guys. And if anyone has any other ideas, I'm still listening.


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