Originally Posted by hafmpty
Sorry to resurrect an older thread. I'm considering having one made with Tri-Clamps to hook into my keggle. I'm considering going with a 25' coil, but I'm wondering if that will be long enough for heat transfer. So, a few questions:
1. How well does this keep you wort at the proper temperature?
2. When you want to increase the temperature (say from 152 mash to 168 mash out), how long does it typically take?
2. How long is the coil?
I do this another way; rather than pump wort through a coil in the HLT, I pump water from the HLT into a 50' copper coil in the MLT. With a temp controller I turn the pump on and off to maintain mash temp. Ramp up is 1-2F per minute but I have sped that up by putting a RIMs tube with a 1650 element in it in between the HLT out and MLT coil input.
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