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Old 05-15-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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Direct fire, hand stirred, step mash in Kettle, insert-able Lautering Cane, fly sparge, siphon power. I'll let you know how it works out!












 
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
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That is very very pretty. I want one, now!


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Old 05-15-2011, 02:01 PM   #3
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Nice work.

 
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:14 PM   #4
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Consider my mind blown. Please post update after some field testing.
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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Thanks! I had a brain storm a couple weeks ago, and have been constructing the Lautering Cane above, feverishly since then to date. It is a progression of design starting with my Blichmann FB mod.



I used to ladle the mash from the Mash Kettle to the Lauter Kettle, but not no more!

Next I'll work out an insert-able, fractional HP gear motor--auto stir, and eventually, for my brewery's mash tun, I'm planning on welding a pot within a pot (15 gal in a 20 gal), pulling a vacuum between the two for insulation, and rebuilding everything towards that capacity.

Stay tooned!

 
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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It could double as a steam manifold...

 
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:54 PM   #7
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Even if it doesn't work, it sure is purdy!
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:20 PM   #8
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Hmmm....reminds me of something.....can't quite put my finger on it.....maybe this guy knows?
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:21 AM   #9
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Hmmm....reminds me of something.....
It was the first shape that I could make from 1/2" copper tubing that was simple, fed out of the center, yet had a footprint that I thought would give even lauter of the cylindrical grain bed. I'd love to make hoops, maybe next try for the next tun...

What do you think of the process? specifically inserting a lautering manifold/cane into a direct fire mash kettle when ready to lauter? Is that process novel to homebrewing?

 
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #10
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Bling!



 
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