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Hoosierbilly 11-23-2011 03:11 AM

New bigger equipment: Stout Tanks
 
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new stuff came in!

Hoosierbilly 11-23-2011 03:18 AM

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40 gal HLT, 65 gal Mash, 75 gal BK, 80 gal conical

rsklhm10 11-23-2011 03:21 AM

Despite that 40gal HLT being big in most respects, those pictures make it look extremely small. Even still, extremely awesome setup.

weirdboy 11-23-2011 03:27 AM

Nice stuff, but the sizing seems kind of weird. Don't you have to fill up your HLT twice during a brew if you are actually utilizing the extra space in the MLT and BK?

Flomaster 11-23-2011 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by weirdboy (Post 3510686)
Nice stuff, but the sizing seems kind of weird. Don't you have to fill up your HLT twice during a brew if you are actually utilizing the extra space in the MLT and BK?

fill, heat for strike temp, pump into mash tun
fill sparge water, heat while mashing...

easy peazy my neezy.

I'd rather save the $$$ it would cost to fill that thing for all water required to brew 50 gallons at once, not to mention the time it takes to heat that much water.

-=Jason=-

Deuce 11-23-2011 04:22 AM

Well played sir!!!

Hoosierbilly 11-23-2011 04:23 AM

Bingo...yeah, i guess it's not the typical sizing

I batch sparge

-heat strike water in bk
-pump to mash tun and dough in
-heat sparge water in bk
-sparge from mash --> (through trub filter to keep any grain out) --> 40gal HLT
-pump sparge water from bk to mash tun (vorlauf) and pump back to bk (through trub filter)
-pump contents of HLT back to bk
-boil
-chill
-ferment

for right now im just pumping from therminator to a 7.5 gal kettle and dumping into top of fermenter about 5 gallons at a time...it works just fine, i dont brew often enough to try to eliminate every little inconvenience...but its fun experimenting with trial and error and making changes/improvements to the process

Hoosierbilly 11-23-2011 04:34 AM

It wouldn't pump through the hop rocket, I had 4 oz in it so maybe that was too much for it...without that in line it pumps perfectly through the trub filter and chiller. With the valve wide open it was chilling it down to about 90* so I had to back it down to get it cooler. I think next time I brew I am going to fill the HLT with a couple bags of ice or a couple 5 gal bucket frozen blocks and water and pump that through the chiller to get a cooler input temp compared to the garden hose and hopefully speed up chilling, even though it still didn't take too too long to chill.

weirdboy 11-23-2011 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flomaster (Post 3510713)
fill, heat for strike temp, pump into mash tun
fill sparge water, heat while mashing...

easy peazy my neezy.

I'd rather save the $$$ it would cost to fill that thing for all water required to brew 50 gallons at once, not to mention the time it takes to heat that much water.

Yeah that's sorta my point. Can you really heat 20-40 gallons of water from tap to sparge temps in an hour?

bigbeergeek 11-23-2011 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by weirdboy (Post 3510940)
Yeah that's sorta my point. Can you really heat 20-40 gallons of water from tap to sparge temps in an hour?

Look at that burner configuration... I'm sure he can!


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