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Old 02-11-2009, 02:54 AM   #1
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Well, I've been wanting to do some all grain, but I'm at school so I dont really have space for a cooler. What if I took a large grain steeping bag in a large pot. I have a small portable electric stove. If I ran the stove through my temp controller I could keep it at a constant temp of 160+-2 degrees. I know I am probably skipping some crucial steps and would like to know what you all think about this.

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:51 AM   #2
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if you can boil water you can make beer


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Old 02-11-2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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But, can I brew an all grain beer this way? Can I do this as a mash instead of using a lauter tun?
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Never heard of anyone trying it, but I suppose it's possible. Just a note, though, 160 is probably a little high to mash at. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
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rather than trying to regulate the electric stove element, I think it would be much easier to just hit the proper temp and wrap the pot w/ blankets ect to stop heat loss.
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rather than trying to regulate the electric stove element, I think it would be much easier to just hit the proper temp and wrap the pot w/ blankets ect to stop heat loss.
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or perhaps even easier...get the mash "pot" at the proper temp and put it in a warm oven around 150. This will help to keep the temp of the mash stable.
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rather than trying to regulate the electric stove element, I think it would be much easier to just hit the proper temp and wrap the pot w/ blankets ect to stop heat loss.
Just for sake of argumenting, it would be pretty easy to use the element. It is a single portable element that plugs into the wall normally.

Either way, Deathbrewers brew is almost exactly what I was thinking. Thanks guys. And if anyone has any other ideas, I'm still listening.


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