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Old 03-13-2013, 01:46 PM   #11
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This design fits what I am trying to do at this point enough that I just started searching for a Bain Marie to build one of my own. I'm thinking about maybe using an aquarium pump and use the bubbles to mix any stratification that may occur. Please keep us posted on the results of your first brew using this.


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Old 03-13-2013, 02:21 PM   #12
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This design fits what I am trying to do at this point enough that I just started searching for a Bain Marie to build one of my own. I'm thinking about maybe using an aquarium pump and use the bubbles to mix any stratification that may occur. Please keep us posted on the results of your first brew using this.
Definitely, I usually brew on Sunday so I'll post an update Sunday afternoon/evening. I like the aquarium pump idea.


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Old 03-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #13
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Looks great! Can't wait to hear how it works for you.
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So I brewed a pale ale using the new HEX yesterday. I also ended up building a new HLT and a new MT out of stainless steel stock pots. I missed my initial strike temp by about 8F. The HEX did a good job and I was able to bring the temp up to my desired mash temp in a few minutes. I timed it and I was able to raise the temp by almost 1.5F per minute. This is slightly better than with the old HEX as it was about 1.2-1.3F per minute. The volume of the new HEX is slightly less than the old (2.25 vs 2.5 gallons) and it also has a little more tubing in the coil than the old one, but the elements are the same (1500w).


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