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Old 07-08-2013, 04:39 AM   #1
tommyguner03
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I recently purchased this..

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Way out of my budget but this thing is awesome!! 15 gallon blichmann.
I am asking you would you purchase (make) wort chiller, mill (barley crusher) or mm2(3).. Or update on my cheap mash tun which works fine?
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:41 AM   #2
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I recently purchased this..

Way out of my budget but this thing is awesome!! 15 gallon blichmann.
I am asking you would you purchase (make) wort chiller, mill (barley crusher) or mm2(3).. Or update on my cheap mash tun which works fine?
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:47 AM   #3
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Sweet pot. You gotta have a wort chiller no?

 
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #4
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I would make or buy a wort chiller. You can mill or have it sent milled and you are saying your mash tun is fine so that leaves the obvious. Gonna be a PITA to try and get 10 gallons of beer chilled in an ice bath not to mention the awesome post after you get out of the hospital for those lovely burns you picked up on that faithful brew day when your buddies no showed or got bored and left the lifting to you.

 
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:53 AM   #5
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I do love my mm3 though Thing is not cheap but definitely spring for SS rollers when you do. Seriously though get a wort chiller or the otehr option is sanitized frozen bottles I guess? Not sure I would want the plastic in my wort though.

 
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:53 AM   #6
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Wort chiller all the way man! Or you could build a counter flow chiller! Easy decision IMO! Invest in a chiller of some sort!

 
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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yeah what i have to do is drain out the wort in separate pots and put them in an ice bath.. the blichmann says not to submerge pot in water or ice. the temperature gauge could crack and break. ive had my grain milled for me from lhbs and from other brew sites and i am not hitting good effiencey. any where from 60% to 70ish.. everytime i get the grain milled it looks like it was an uneven crush.?? maybe i'll flip a coin on this and go from there
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #8
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a wort chiller is a must have with a big pot.

 
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:48 PM   #9
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You have a blichman pot...and no wort chiller or mill?....Hmmm..

Given your current chilling method, it seems like a no brainer to get a wort chiller.

 
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:58 PM   #10
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yeah i know dumb of me.. i just bought the kettle a week ago and brewed with it once so far. now for wort chiller i would have to get 50ft instead of 25?
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