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Old 03-27-2011, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default BIAB Keggle Insulation

I have loved the switch to BIAB, but I hate having to fire and stir every 15 mins to keep my rest temp. I wanted a kind of "hat" i could put on for insulation after everything was at temp. of course this will have to be removed to refire the MT.

I used some reflectix, super88, and sewing to make the "hat" I am trying it out tomorrow.







I had to take the eyebolt off my sight glass to get it to slide on..


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Old 03-27-2011, 02:00 AM   #2
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looks clean! i would like to know if the plastic bubble wrap stuff in the reflectix doesnt melt, keep us posted.


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Old 03-27-2011, 02:08 AM   #3
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Im hoping it doesnt. I know it wont hold up to direct firing, so im hoping that once Im at temp (maybe a degree higher) and done stirring, the skirt will be cool enough for me to slip it on
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:53 AM   #4
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Looks nice. I'll be interested in hearing how well this maintains your mash temps.
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mashing at 154 and put the hat on. Came back to check in 30 mins and only lost 1.5 degrees. Not too bad for outside temp in the 20s. I think durring summer, I might just start mash 2 degrees higher and forget about it for the hour.



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Looks awesome. Do you ever make 10-gallon batches with that setup?
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I haven't yet. I like variety so Im still trying lots of recipes. I bet you wouldnt notice much of a temp drop at all durring summer with a 10 gallon batch

I loved the arrogant bastard clone, soon as my lhbs gets chinook back instock, that will be my first 10 gal batch. Probably just ferment it in another empty sanke
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How did you attach the flat top of the reflectix to the sides? Some type of adhesive?

Did it stand up to the heat?

Thanks Nice idea!
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This is really cool, and practical too! Great job, I think I may bite your style.
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You should put a temp prob in there.


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