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Posted in thread: What are your "can't live without" equipment items? on 06-23-2013 at 04:36 PM
My stainless steel deep sink, bought on ebay and this thing allows me to put 15 gallon pots in
to the bowl and give a really good cleaning. I used a fiberglass laundry sink for 4 years, but
the SS wit...
Posted in thread: Anyone running the Tower of Power? on 05-20-2013 at 03:46 PM
I've used the TOP for months, if you follow the cleaning method it works pretty well but I
suggest the following;1. Clean your mash tun - I mean clean it! 2. Add either PBW or One Step
Posted in thread: Got to test out the Tower of Power last night on 09-27-2012 at 01:05 AM
I've got the controller and tower working and I can keep the mash at a constant temperature.
The temperature will show a variance of +/-~5 to 10 percent of desired temperature on the
controller. But I...
Posted in thread: Anyone running the Tower of Power? on 07-23-2012 at 03:50 PM
I recirculate to get to the strike temperature and then turn off the pump to add the grains (I
also close the out valve on the mash tun). The mash-in for ~10 minutes allows the grains to
soak in and e...
Posted in thread: Anyone running the Tower of Power? on 07-22-2012 at 03:05 PM
Something I should have said about recirculation - after the strike water reaches temperature,
I shut off the tower pump and mashed in the grain. I stir for about 5 minutes and allow to
soak, then sti...
Posted in thread: Anyone running the Tower of Power? on 07-22-2012 at 12:29 AM
dermotstratton,Good questions, the recirculation of the mash takes place for the full mash as
the temperature sensor is located in the tower. My last batch was MoreBeer's Consecration Clone
and the ma...
Posted in thread: Anyone running the Tower of Power? on 07-21-2012 at 05:53 PM
I got my QD fittings from www.barganfittings.com. Get the stainless steel, not the cheaper
plated. System works well with the "T" on the mash tun. The HLT is off during mash allowing
wort to recircula...
Posted in thread: Anyone running the Tower of Power? on 07-20-2012 at 10:59 PM
Why would you need the second controller? How hard is it to keep the HLT at 168 - 170?I've done
three batches with the tower of power and I'll post pictures tomorrow to show how I plumbed
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Posted in thread: Got to test out the Tower of Power last night on 07-05-2012 at 09:41 PM
One of the things I noticed is that around the outside of the mash was worn (best way to
describe) down with a mound in the middle. My old spray head gave me a flat mash and I had
efficiencies from 75...