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Posted in thread: Overshooting target mash temp on 09-06-2012 at 01:52 AM
You could do a test, with a common amount of strike water, and see how much heat your MLT will
absorb. Similar to what the others are saying, but with a little more Scientific Method applied
Posted in thread: Batch Sparging and mashing on 09-06-2012 at 01:43 AM
One last thing to note, although it may be small, is that your cooler is going to absorb some
of the heat you put in for your strike water. I have a similar set-up and have found that the
cooler is go...
Posted in thread: DIY False Bottom questions on 06-17-2012 at 11:23 PM
Double-R is right. The easiest thing to use is a SS braided toilet drain line. Cut the ends
off, pull out the rubber hose in the middle, and use a hose clamp to seal it off.
Posted in thread: Round vs Square Coolers for 5 gal batches? on 02-17-2012 at 02:01 AM
I also have a rectangular cooler, I believe in the 36 qt range. I have gone up to around 1.075
OG in it without a problem. I use a blanket on the outside to maintain the temp, although it is
Posted in thread: b-brite, been not-so-brite on 06-27-2007 at 07:49 PM
I have found that using a dishwasher (no soap, water only) works great for sanitizing your
bottles. Just make sure to use the heat dry. If you use the bottles right after they are done
washing, even b...