First full run tonight. Choose Biermunchers Blonde for simplicity and I did not want to hide any flaws or errors with a big hoppy brew. Was really happy with setup. Things I learned and notes from first run.
- Connect BCS direct to computer to avoid router/network failure.
- I control RIMS element by probe at end of RIMS tube. Add 7 degrees to set point to equalize temp in Mash Tun. IE: RIMS exit temp 158 = 151 in grain bed.
- Ramped mash water to 170, add grain and recirculate. Dropped to 152. Let balance and mashed at 150. Held perfect for 50 minutes recirculating. Ramped up to 170, held and transferred to BK.
- Immersion chiller to cool. Used pump to whirlpool wort and 55 degree tap water through IC. Dropped from 212 to 68 in 25 minutes.
OG was 1.040 and 68% efficiency. Added 1# extra 2 row since I do single infusion sparge. Some channeling in grain bed. Flow speed and a sparge arm should help this.