Hi there all,
Im sure I will be reguarly posting here, as I put togther my little brewery ... thanks to all in advance who can help me. My first very simple question.
1. I've scored 3 kegs... I felt great for a bit.. However searching this site and others, I can find hardly anyone out there who has built a system out of 30l kegs. Should I give up now? or can I go ahead and make something quite decent out of 30l. i quite fancy the idea of lots of automated brews with a wide variety of recipes. I dont think that I am into a serious amount of grain, and looking at the mash tun efficiency chart, I should be able to get to 440 max gravity units ( is that a lot?) Ive already cut the lids of two of them... too keen to get gong I guess!
My options as I see it... use the current opened kegs for HLT and BK.. and use a picnic thing for the MLT.. gives me a chance to get slightly bigger volume., or just cut all three and carry on regardless!
Im a little bit concerned about the depth of the grian bed.. is there an optimum depth?
2. I bought a Convolutus Chiller, for what I considered is a good price. Anyone out there use this for heating and not just cooling? Im sort of thinking about a small HX where I could rapidly heat some water to pass through the CFC instead of having to heat up the HLT to temp.
3. last current question. There appears to be enough gap at the bottom of my kegs to draw off from the bottom.. Why do most designs seem to have a side pull off suction approach.
Thanks to all, and apologies for the simplicity of the questions... Im sort of isolated here in Italy!