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Old 01-04-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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How do you go about holding your temps? I just reheat but I was wondering if there are easier more stable ways.

 
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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look into RIMS or HERMS

 
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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Are you talking about holding the right temp in the mash tun? A lot of people use coolers for their mash tuns because they are insulated and will hold temps reasonably well, especially if the lid is insulated. Another option is the HERMS or RIMS type system where the mash is recirculated through an external heat source and back into the mash tun to maintain the proper temp or step up to a different temp.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:53 PM   #4
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no i'm talking about holding temps for cheese making

 
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:11 PM   #5
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I usually just use a sink full of hot water, not very sophisticated, but it works most of the time.

 
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:17 PM   #6
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whoops, that's what I get for just using the new post link

 
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:23 PM   #7
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I would put my pot in a big cooler.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:04 AM   #8
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whoops, that's what I get for just using the new post link
ditto, sorry.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:34 AM   #9
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I put my pot in the oven set to warm with a thermometer in there to be sure I'm in the ball park I need to be. Then go to the hot water heater closet when appropriate.

 
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:28 AM   #10
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If I want to hold the cheese at 89*F say, I will keep the water bath in the sink around 92*F. It requires adding about 16oz of boiling hot water every 10 minutes. Not to difficult to stay within one degree this way. A cooler would probably work well if I had one the right dimensions to hold my pot.. which I don't. On the plus side, standing around monitoring the temp of the water bath gives me plenty of time to drink homebrew.
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