Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > using a temp controller in a pot
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-11-2009, 01:54 AM   #1
JBC98C
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tri-cities wa and moscow, ID
Posts: 11
Default 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

__________________
JBC98C is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2009, 04:51 AM   #2
hopsalot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Corpus, Texas
Posts: 1,574
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

if you can boil water you can make beer

__________________
In Illa Brettanomyces Nos Fides

http://bjsbrewery.blogspot.com/
hopsalot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2009, 05:46 AM   #3
JBC98C
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tri-cities wa and moscow, ID
Posts: 11
Default

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

__________________
JBC98C is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #4
illinibrew04
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 141
Default

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.

__________________
illinibrew04 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #5
wilserbrewer
BIAB Expert Tailor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 6,689
Liked 443 Times on 373 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

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.

__________________
wilserbrewer is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2009, 04:47 PM   #6
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 42,803
Liked 2771 Times on 2720 Posts
Likes Given: 120

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wilserbrewer View Post
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
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo
IrregularPulse is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2009, 04:55 PM   #7
wilserbrewer
BIAB Expert Tailor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 6,689
Liked 443 Times on 373 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

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.

__________________
wilserbrewer is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2009, 11:48 PM   #8
JBC98C
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tri-cities wa and moscow, ID
Posts: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wilserbrewer View Post
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.
__________________
JBC98C 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
Temp Controller skeeordye11 Bottling/Kegging 3 09-10-2010 02:06 PM
DIY Temp Controller wlampe DIY Projects 1 09-13-2009 11:12 PM
Anyone try this temp controller? thelorax121 Equipment/Sanitation 3 07-11-2009 02:02 AM
Attic Fan Temp Controller = Inexpensive Fermentation Controller???? Beernip General Techniques 5 06-16-2009 04:30 PM
temp. controller ???? fshnne1 Bottling/Kegging 11 01-27-2009 04:12 PM