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Old 01-20-2011, 04:33 PM   #1
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I buy all my pots and boil/fry stuff from Academy since they always have the best deals it seems. They have this I was thinking would be a good HLT:

http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...267-00513-9329



I just cant see if it has any outlet. It says something about draining, but who knows. I might have to inspect it visually at the store.



 
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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Do you have to brew inside?


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Old 01-20-2011, 05:29 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:15 AM   #4
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i took some more pics of it after checking it out at the store. I will upload later. It could be used as a BIAB Mash pot easily. It has a heating element on the bottom then there is a heat guard on top then it has the basket that you can lower to the bottom on top of the heat guard. Wow.

Then it has a dial to do an exact temp, then you can actually tell if for how long in a time dial. Talk about easy.

The only thing is the pipe drain fitting in the bottom cant drain anything over 100F. I think the valve is poor quality. Either way the hole is cut already so you could easily replace it with whatever.

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:50 AM   #5
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It might be kind of small but have you looked at those 1 kettle all grain ideas in the forums? If you change the valve like you said it might be perfect!

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:38 AM   #6
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Then it has a dial to do an exact temp, then you can actually tell if for how long in a time dial. Talk about easy.
I have one similiar, I would not think the thermostat is nearly accurate to conrol a mash....but might work manually. 7 gal might be a little small for BIAB. There is a thread where a guy used 3 as a sytem, he did insulate the inner liner of the pot, otherwise it will struggle to boil without the lid.

I would work for an HLT, a bit slow though due to the wattage.

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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yeah I guess it would be a good alternative for the electric folks. 7 gal aint bad though or 79 bucks!

almost forgot, here are my recon pics in case anyone is interested






 
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:13 PM   #8
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wow, nice typo on the instructions....

100*F = 212*C ??

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:18 PM   #9
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I guess noone reads instructions anymore, including the QC guys in China.

 
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:56 PM   #10
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I'll bet you could - if you wanted to - separate the coil/thermostat from that cheezt kettle and mount it on a proper brew kettle. Boo-ya.



 
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