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Old 02-09-2013, 06:40 AM   #101
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Anyone have a brand/model for that metallic quilt thingy?


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Old 02-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #102
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Anyone have a brand/model for that metallic quilt thingy?
Are you talking about the insulation wrap around the kettle in the video? I think it's refletix insulation? It's basically a plastic bubble wrap inside a reflective coating.

I've thought about wrapping my kettle with it but my kettle holds the heat pretty well for a good hour and I can always turn the heat on to give it a boost as needed.



 
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #103
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Here's a picture for the Reflectix that I bought at Home Depot, I think it was about $12 for 25 ft.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #104
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Last batch was a Red Ale with an OG of 1.063. I hit 75% efficiency. This system is getting easier and easier, took about 3 hours total brew day. Next up is a 1.070 black IPA.

I got a feeling my efficiency is going to end up around 70-80% depending on the amount of grains used. It seems with most BIAB brewers the higher the malt bill the lower the efficiencies and so far my system has reflected the same.

Maybe I need to thin out my larger batches and boil longer than 60 min to even out my efficiencies?

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #105
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Brewed my Black IPA yesterday and hit all my numbers and got 76% efficiency. Another great brew day!

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:28 PM   #106
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This is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing it.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #107
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Are you still whirlpooling the hot-break out then?

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:55 AM   #108
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Are you still whirlpooling the hot-break out then?
I give it a good stir while chillin then let it sit and clear for about 10 minutes before racking to the fermenter. I think a good vigorous stir while chilling also helps oxygenate the wort.

Since I've been using the hop basket there hasn't been much gunk or break material as there use to be.

 
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #109
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Here's a few pictures of my setup. Today I'm doing a Bavarian Hefeweizen with a 4 step mash. The PID will control the heater pipe and all phases of the step mash. So far it works great!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:31 AM   #110
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Here's a few pictures of my setup. Today I'm doing a Bavarian Hefeweizen with a 4 step mash. The PID will control the heater pipe and all phases of the step mash. So far it works great!
Skidsmint - where did you get the coupling/mount for the element and that PID unit?



 
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