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View Poll Results: What is your recirculation technique?
I don't recirculate 3 13.64%
Pump directly from mash tun outlet 10 45.45%
Pump from grant 1 4.55%
Manually use a pitcher or other container (pull and pour) 8 36.36%
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Recirculation techniques

I have tried a few ways of recirculation, all of which seem to be a little more work than they should. I'm considering using direct pumping, but I'm a little apprehensive. Don't want to cause a stuck runoff.

What do you use?


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Old 09-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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I don't know if mine is technically a grant or not, but my mash tun drains to the brew kettle. I use the brew kettle to increase the temperature, and pump from there back into my sparge arm.


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Old 09-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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Direct draw. Just make sure you restrict the flow. This will decrease the amount of suction and reduce the chance of a stuck sparge.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #4
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I fill a one quart pot slowly, once. Things usually run clear after that. I return the wort to the top of the mash by pouring it over a large spatula that I hold in my other hand.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:24 AM   #5
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Put a ball valve on the output of your pump and recirc for 10 minutes at the end of mash. Or use your immersion chiller as a herms setup and recirc the entire mash time. Never had a stuck mash with the restriction at the pump output
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:28 AM   #6
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I'm not sure exactly what you are talking about. but if vorlaufing, I crack the valve just a bit and drain into a clear plastic 2 qt. pitcher. The wort usually runs clear before the pitcher is full. I carefully pour it back into the tun and continue.


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