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Old 04-04-2011, 01:04 AM   #21
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I like minimal. Less things to go wrong but just enough to get the job done.

I never considered chilling. My system is not set up that way. I am sure you are doing what works best for your system.
My first HERMS system used the HEX in the HLT for chilling, remember? But I didn't like it because it took 42 pounds of ice to chill 5 gallons. I'm sure there is an efficient way to do it, but since our tap water is so cold I like the CFC 100 times better for me. Today I chilled 5 gallons in one full-speed pass and didn't recirculate.

By the way, the new and improved HERMS worked flawlessly today. No grainbed compaction, no hot water/wort shooting out of weird places, no missed temps, etc. I'm keeping the CFC for sure for my chilling.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:02 AM   #22
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My first HERMS system used the HEX in the HLT for chilling, remember? But I didn't like it because it took 42 pounds of ice to chill 5 gallons. I'm sure there is an efficient way to do it, but since our tap water is so cold I like the CFC 100 times better for me. Today I chilled 5 gallons in one full-speed pass and didn't recirculate.

By the way, the new and improved HERMS worked flawlessly today. No grainbed compaction, no hot water/wort shooting out of weird places, no missed temps, etc. I'm keeping the CFC for sure for my chilling.
We are lucky to have such cold tap water.

Glad to hear the system is working. I don't ever want to think about your compaction issue again!

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:02 AM   #23
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By the way, the new and improved HERMS worked flawlessly today. No grainbed compaction, no hot water/wort shooting out of weird places, no missed temps, etc. I'm keeping the CFC for sure for my chilling.
and how are YOU monitoring temps, yoop? MLT outlet, coil outlet or grainbed?

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:11 PM   #24
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My first HERMS system used the HEX in the HLT for chilling, remember? But I didn't like it because it took 42 pounds of ice to chill 5 gallons. I'm sure there is an efficient way to do it, but since our tap water is so cold I like the CFC 100 times better for me. Today I chilled 5 gallons in one full-speed pass and didn't recirculate.
Wow. 42lbs of ice for chilling is crazy.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:13 PM   #25
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and how are YOU monitoring temps, yoop? MLT outlet, coil outlet or grainbed?
Just the HLT- it has to be 3 degrees above desired mash temp. Then a thermapen to randomly check the temperature in the grainbed.
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Wow. 42lbs of ice for chilling is crazy.
I know! The reason I wanted the system to begin with was to save my back! I wanted a pump, and no lifting/pouring. Of course, I wanted all-electric too for indoor brewing.

The person I bought the rig from was a proponent of no-chill, if you remember! Probably because it took 42 pounds of ice in the HLT to properly chill the wort. He told me he did it before he went no-chill.

Buying/carrying/storing/lifting 42 pounds of ice wasn't an option so I added the CFC- I bought it from the "classifieds" here pretty inexpensively, about $50 or so I believe. It works great- but our tap water is about 45 degrees.
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Just the HLT- it has to be 3 degrees above desired mash temp. Then a thermapen to randomly check the temperature in the grainbed.
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