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Old 05-24-2009, 02:17 AM   #1
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Using a 15 gallon blichman as a mash tun. and also using a 7inch g e hotplate witch is very inconsistant with controlling temperature. isnt working for me. and are looking for a new heat source. anyone have any suggestions.

 
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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Is your problem with only being able to go electric, or just any other source? I love my Banjo turkey fryers, they work great. 55,000 BTU's, enough for my 8 gallon pots. I know they have some burners that approach 115,00 BTU's. That should be great for that 15 gal. monster.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:22 AM   #3
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Steam mashing:
Simpler: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/easy...-system-25974/

More complicated: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-...em-yuri-27070/
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:14 AM   #4
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So you've using a $10 burner with a $300 kettle?

Electric and propane are both viable options. There are several threads here that argue the merits of each.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:27 PM   #5
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Using a 15 gallon blichman as a mash tun. and also using a 7inch g e hotplate witch is very inconsistant with controlling temperature. isnt working for me. and are looking for a new heat source. anyone have any suggestions.
Do you have any insulation on the kettle? You may also want to do a search on "HERMS" systems.

 
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:22 PM   #6
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Hay, thanks for the info. We have a propane burner for the boil pot, but we're looking for a way to keep the mash at a consent timp. We heat the water on a stove. To me, propane seems like a waist just to keep a steady timp.

 
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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I might look into a HERMS, as stated above, or a RIMS system then. There are quite a few ideas bouncing around on here, check out The Pol's, it was featured in BYO.
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:27 AM   #8
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yep pretty stupid huh. still trying to upgrade to 10 gal. having a problem with the mash

 
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:40 AM   #9
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We all have problems with equipment, have you tried insulating your MT?
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