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Old 01-12-2013, 05:07 PM   #11
ddahl84
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I brewed my first batch on this system last night and everything worked great. My Preboil volume was 7.5 gallons and the 3000w element had no problems bringing it to a rolling boil. I actually had to turn it down to 70%. Man is electric brewing amazing!



 
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #12
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:28 PM   #13
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Nice build! What pump is that?
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:59 PM   #14
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Nice build! What pump is that?
It's from Greatbreweh.com. It's a 12v dc pump. It's a good price and shipping was pretty fast.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:18 PM   #15
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I ordered the same pump. I hear they are shipping now pretty quickly now that they have plenty of stock in, but I was not pleased with my experience. I ordered in early December and didn't get mine until last week. It took 3 emails inquiring about the pump before I heard anything back. Great pump but terrible customer service.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #16
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Let us know how that pump holds up. Thinking of getting it, just not sure about the reliability.

Make sure you paint or seal that wood hood, if you haven't done so already. wood+moisture=not good.

How long did it take roughly to bring that 7.5gals of mash temp wort to boil?

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What happens is in the BK I heat up mash water, pump to mash tun, rest. Then heat up more water in the BK/HLT and start draining the mash into the BK/HLT while at the same time recirculating back into the mash tun. So basically half the water is in the mash tun and half in the Bk/HLT during the recirc.
So, when you heat up the additional water while mashing, is that extra water basically the difference between your mash water and pre-boil target volume? Seems like, in a way, when you add that 2nd volume of water your batch sparging?

Also, sorry- just one more question, how do you control the element power to 75%? I don't recall what part of the control panel controls power to the element.

I was planning a single kettle BIAB system, but your systems has its benefits. Mainly, you can control the mash thickness.

Nice job!
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:45 PM   #17
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Make sure you paint or seal that wood hood, if you haven't done so already. wood+moisture=not good.
I actually changed the whole thing out with a stainless range hood for more power.
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How long did it take roughly to bring that 7.5gals of mash temp wort to boil?
From mash temps to boil I believe its around 20*30mins. Seems about the same as my old turkey fryer.
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So, when you heat up the additional water while mashing, is that extra water basically the difference between your mash water and pre*boil target volume? Seems like, in a way, when you add that 2nd volume of water your batch sparging?
In a way yes and no. I dont drain then add a 2nd volume, I just start a pump and recirculate all of it together until its all the same gravity. I put together a diagram for the fun of it so ill attach it here.



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Also, sorry* just one more question, how do you control the element power to 75%? I don't recall what part of the control panel controls power to the element.
I have a Auber PID that controls the element. Once its close to boil I put it in manual mode down to desired percent.



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Old 01-31-2013, 12:51 AM   #18
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Nice diagram. It will help if I use this approach. I have a gott cooler, so there would be no added expense. Only trade off is its one more thing to clean, vs. a single vessel BIAB system.

If you need to heat the mash, I guess you could re-circulate through the hlt.?

Didn't know the auber could do that (control heat level).
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:12 AM   #19
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If you need to heat the mash, I guess you could re-circulate through the hlt.?
Yeah and I could probably do a step mash but haven't yet. For mash out all I do is set the PID to mash out temp while recirc and let it be.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:43 AM   #20
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Did you lose any heat while recirculating the mash?



 
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