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Old 04-11-2007, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default The tiered systems that I saw in the beer porn thread.....

Can someone point me in the right direction here. What are they, and what kinds of brewing uses that kind of setup?

Looks nice, but I think I'm just missing something, and need that last bit of information, and it will all make sense


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Old 04-11-2007, 08:40 PM   #2
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Can someone point me in the right direction here. What are they, and what kinds of brewing uses that kind of setup?

Looks nice, but I think I'm just missing something, and need that last bit of information, and it will all make sense
That is basically a set it and forget it system for all grain brewing. Well, not really set it and forget it. More like get everything in place and then start her up.

If you're asking because you're interested in getting into brewing, that type of equipment falls way out there in the advanced section.


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well, I am interested in brewing, I have two going right now from malt extract kits, and I'm really trying to figure out what the next step is after extract brewing since I can't really figure it out
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make the next step to partial mashes, then you can go all grain, read the wiki, how to brew, and read around here, it will all make sense.
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well, I am interested in brewing, I have two going right now from malt extract kits, and I'm really trying to figure out what the next step is after extract brewing since I can't really figure it out
Here is a great sight with a lot of pictures of All Grain brewing.

CLICK HERE.

This helped me to "grasp" the whole concept. Take your time. Things will click.
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nice link, I did enjoy reading that. Well......looks like I need to acquire a turkey fryer and some more stuff, but that sounds fun
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Can someone point me in the right direction here. What are they, and what kinds of brewing uses that kind of setup?

Looks nice, but I think I'm just missing something, and need that last bit of information, and it will all make sense
They're all used for all grain brewing. They're not really "set and forget", but they do make life easier. Most have 3 vessels - a HLT, a mash tun and a boiling kettle. The ones that have the vessels on three levels are using gravity to make transfers between tanks easy. The ones with two or more on the same level are using pumps to make transfers.

Hope that helps.
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it's all starting to come together......just so much information to absorb
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ok take this three tiered setup



The top tank is your hot liquor tank. It is the hot water you're going to use for your strike and sparge water.

The middle keg is your mashtun. Notice how they kept the rubber on? You are going to want some sort of insulation on this.

finally the bottom one is your kettle. You collect the runnings from your mash in this one. Then its just a matter of boiling once you've extracted and collected all the sugars that you need to.


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Ya, there is really no reason to bother looking into getting one until you're pretty confident in your AG skills and know how you want it set up to enhance the way you brew.

They are fun to look at though - I've always enjoyed seeing how people set up their rigs. I've got some ideas for mine, but I don't think I'll build anything for quite a while. I'm still got plenty of experimenting to do with my half-ass system.


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