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Old 04-12-2011, 02:00 PM   #11
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Really, unless you are using your HLT as the heat source in a HERMS setup, do you need to stir it?

"HEAT TRANSFER".

I guess the OP did mean a HERMS.



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Old 04-12-2011, 04:29 PM   #12
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I'm using a 60 rpm motor in mine....





Here is a video of it in action...

http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...t=VID00144.mp4


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Old 04-12-2011, 04:47 PM   #13
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Pics would be great! Where did you buy and if you don't mind my asking how much?
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I just recirc through the top of the lid with a pump, works well.

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:11 PM   #15
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I just recirc through the top of the lid with a pump, works well.

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I've thought of something similar for use with my pre-chiller.

Since I'm just using the hose now, I have a small submersible pump that is not used. I'm going to try adding it to my cooler of ice water the pre-chiller sits in, and just letting it recirc. That should keep warm spots from forming next to the pre-chiller coil.
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That will work.

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:18 PM   #17
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Any thoughts on using a large stir bar, I will be using 8 gal aluminum pots as I will only plan to be making 5 gal batches.


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