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Old 01-20-2013, 11:24 PM   #151
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Brew went great!! Ended up with one barrel finished. My efficiency must have been amazing I used less grain and still overshot my OG at 31 gallons! System preformed wonderfully!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:08 AM   #152
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Awesome
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:05 PM   #153
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I'm trying to decide what changes I can make to make the day a bit smoother. I'm thinking I might get a second pump and more hoses. Kind of minimize the amount of swapping. I have some pictures I need to upload and then I'll post them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #154
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Brew went great!! Ended up with one barrel finished. My efficiency must have been amazing I used less grain and still overshot my OG at 31 gallons! System preformed wonderfully!!
Great to hear! I also think a second pump would be nice rather than swapping lines all the time. I envy your system!

 
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:19 PM   #155
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Chiller worked great!

Heating up mash water:


Boiling 35 Gallons:
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #156
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Here is a size comparison. I'm 5'7. It sits about 6'3.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #157
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Very nice rig
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #158
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Excellent build, very nice work! How vigorous was the boil with one 5500 watt element? What was your strike water volume and how long did it take the HLT to heat?

 
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #159
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I filled the HLT up with 28 gallons of 53 degree water and it took about an hour to get to 170.

The boil was more of a rolling boil. However if I were to insulate the BK, I'd be able to get something more vigorous. I don't plan on doing large brews like that all the time and really would only do 25 gallons at most. So for a 25 gallon boil. I'm sure it would have been fairly vigorous.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:12 AM   #160
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Have you considered throwing in 2nd elements just to reduce warm up times?

 
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