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  • Posted in thread: Help with HERMS and pump cavitation on 12-10-2014 at 03:01 AM
    Have you measured flow thru the system without a mash (water only)? Your HERMS coil adds a fair
    amount of resistance which makes cavitation less likely. If your flow is much lower with a mash

  • Posted in thread: Herms coil in hlt: pid-sensor placement on 11-22-2014 at 10:31 PM
    As a matter of fact, I do pump my sparge water thru my HERMS coil to clean it. I don't do it
    for temp control. My sparge water is several degrees warmer than my mash - I don't bother
    raising it to 165...

  • Posted in thread: HERMS Coil Size/Placement - 55 Gallon System on 11-22-2014 at 10:20 PM
    You got some great advice from Benchill. I brew 30 gallon batches in a 55 gallon BK. I heat all
    my water in the BK and then pump into MT and HLT when I mash in.He made some important points
    that I wan...

  • Posted in thread: Herms coil in hlt: pid-sensor placement on 11-21-2014 at 10:19 PM
    I put my thermowell at the output of the HERMS coil. I don't care what the HLT water temp is. I
    control the temp of the wort returning to the mash tun.

  • Posted in thread: What exactly are the advantages to larger mill rollers? on 11-20-2014 at 02:17 AM
    I own both. The MM2 2.0 is several orders of magnitude better. I have only brewed 2 batches
    with it. I milled 85 lbs of grain in about 7 minutes. The crush was awesome. Customer service
    is excellent.

  • Posted in thread: Heater Element Carbon Buildup on 11-17-2014 at 03:15 AM
    I usually just scrub my elements with a green 3M scrubbie. You could try filling kettle with
    water until elements are covered, add PBW and turn the elements on. Let it heat up for 15-20
    minutes and tr...

  • Posted in thread: 100% Stainless Heating Element on 11-14-2014 at 09:50 PM
    Very cool!

  • Posted in thread: Just another control panel on 10-27-2014 at 03:38 AM
    I have a 50 amp, 240 vac system. I run two 4500 watt elements in both my HLT and BK. My heat
    sinks are mounted to the back panel. Granted my heat sinks are bigger and my enclosure is
    bigger (20X16X8),...

  • Posted in thread: Best Grain Mill on 10-08-2014 at 05:14 PM
    I had a nonadjustable JSP malt mill and it worked great for 5-10 gallon batches. When I went to
    bigger batches, I sold the JSP and bought a Monster Mill. They are both great mills. My current
    mill is ...

  • Posted in thread: 1BBL Blues - Stuck mash recirculation in a HERMS setup on 10-06-2014 at 03:20 AM
    You may have to open the gap on your grain mill to get enough flow through the system. I brew 1
    barrel batches with a HERMS and use a grain mill gap of 0.048-0.050". As stated above, grain
    bed depth m...


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