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Old 03-06-2013, 08:55 PM   #21
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Ah, yes. Get a half inch, and drill a bigger hole. I transfer about 4 gallons of strike in about a minute I think.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:08 PM   #22
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I know this is not what most want to hear, but getting a brew stand and and/or using pumps makes all of this so much easer. You can be off a little and fix it no problem.

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:17 AM   #23
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I use any of the online calculators for strike temp, heat my water to a couple higher than target and pour the volume into the mash tun. I have my tun on the ground, and rest the kettle/hlt on the table and tip it over and let it pour into the tun.

Let it sit for a few minutes to heat soak the tun, then bring it down to the strike temp by stirring. Then, you just pour grains in. I never get dough balls, and my mash temp is within 1 degree of target.

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:30 AM   #24
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i haven't read all the responses but i've been adding half the strike water at abour 12F over my goal. then i add the grain and check the new temp after stirring. then i use the other half of the strike addition to correct the temp.

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