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Old 08-20-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Anyone here currently using a Calandria?

What's your thoughts? I made one for a customer and was shocked to see the difference it makes creating a vigorous boil. I've seen a couple other threads but nothing on the simple internal design I'm thinking of. I'm thinking about trying one out myself kind of like the one in this link.

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I take that as no one?


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Well, I don't speak the language of the page and the pics aren't helping much. How much fairy dust does it hold?
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Well, I don't speak the language of the page and the pics aren't helping much. How much fairy dust does it hold?
6, I can't believe you asked such a noob question!
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I take that as no one?
I think Green Monti was. He built his own I believe.
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Found some of his Greenmonti threads but the pictures are gone.

I wish I could read the thread you linked. What is this contraption???
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I Googled it. Here's a Calandria. I don't use one for brewing, but I can see how it'd be useful in creating a vigorous boil:

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It looks like he is using that stand as a way to raise the HLT above the mash tun for draining into it, then he can raise the Mash tun up, and drop the HLT down to use as his boil kettle. This way he can let gravity do the work, and use a single pot as both HLT and BK without having to use a pump.

Pretty ingenious setup actually.
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Well, I don't speak the language of the page and the pics aren't helping much. How much fairy dust does it hold?
A keg full
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I think Green Monti was. He built his own I believe.
I did see that thread but a lot of the pictures are deleted. I think he might be doing the same thing I'm talking about but not sure. Doesn't look like he's been on for awhile.
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Found some of his Greenmonti threads but the pictures are gone.

I wish I could read the thread you linked. What is this contraption???
There are two pictures of the type of setup in that German thread I'm talking about except without the pump. The boil actually does the job.
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I Googled it. Here's a Calandria. I don't use one for brewing, but I can see how it'd be useful in creating a vigorous boil:
When I first started looking for Calandria I came across this
found myself watching the whole thing and ready for a margarita and some tacos by the beach.
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This link has been in other threads as well but this is what I'm talking about.
http://www.aaametal.com/breweries/calandrias.html


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