Hello all....I am experimenting with my brew stand right now, and I am having second thoughts on my decision to run temp. controlled gas valves. I am still only an extract brewer, and have never all grain brewed before, so I am at a dis-advantage here.
I had always intended on going to all-grain, but wanted to get the basics down first, which I think was a good decision. Once I did some research on the net, which has been very plentiful thanks to you guys, I knew I didn't want to mash in a plastic cooler, that if I was going to go all grain, it was all stainless or nothing. So here I am.
Ok so here is my problem...my gas valves are regular old honeywell on/off standing pilot valves with some watlow controllers bought off of ebay. I just know from experience from running my temp. controlled turkey fryer to brew in, to control the boil, the easiest way to do that once I was at boil, was to leave the thermostat on max and just control the gas pressure to keep a low flame to achieve a nice low rolling boil. I am afraid for the boil I am just going to be fighting the controllers and messing with the main valve to adjust flow to keep a nice boil going, versus on/off ever two minutes and subsequently a less than ideal boil. As for the mash, I think that temp control may be convenient, but I don't know, so I am turning to you guys! Let me know what you guys think! BTW, I am running a two sanke setup, two 23 tip nat gas burners with all but 11 tips plugged off.
Thanks in advance, you guys are a huge help!!!!!