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Old 03-26-2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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Default Oven or towel for partal mash?

I've read some people turn their stove to the lowest setting (usually 170) turn off for a few minutes and put their mash pot in. I've also read a lot of people just wrap their pot up with a towel or sleeping bag.

I'm going to do my first partial mash (an oatmeal stout), what's the best way to hold my mash temp with a BIAB setup?

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Old 03-26-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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I use the oven method. Turn to 200F hold it for 10 min. Turn off and put the mash in. Keeps my temp within 1 deg for an hour.

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Old 03-26-2013, 02:44 AM   #3
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I put the lid on my pot and zip my winter jacket around it.. Never lose a degree

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I use left over refletix used to wrap the hot water tank. I used Velcro strips to close it around my pot.




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I put the lid on my pot and zip my winter jacket around it.. Never lose a degree
Dito here. I have a winter hunting coat that has a thinsulate lining surounded by this poofy stuff inside the coat that traps air around the thinsulate. Air is a great insulator in this combination. I set the coat open on the island right behind me from the stove & set two pot holders on it. Then set the BK/MT on that & flip the hood over the kettle,wrap the coat sides around it. Then tie the sleeves around that. I do BIAB for PM as well,with my flaoting thermometer in the kettle lashed to the handle. This allows me to keep the lid seated all around the kettle to hold heat in. I've actually measured a 1 degree rise after the 1 hour mash. I suppose it's from the steam,which comes out when I open it.
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I just leave the lid on with a digital thermometer I drilled for the top. loses maybe 1 degree during the mash, and that's only when I open it to give it a stir.......

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Was thinking of using an electric blanket. Anyone try that before?

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Might not be a bad idea if you can get the heat level set right...

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Cool, thanks for the replies! I think I'm going to go the winter coat route

I also have a heating pad that I'm going to do a test run on low to see what the temp is at, great idea drakerebel!

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Sleeping bags work well also if you have one lying around

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