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    Plate Chiller for HERMS

    Eureka ! I was extra carefull setting up my system - put the connector on the March pump first, then attached hoses - all connections nice & tight - inlets to March pump facing down and whadya know - it worked beautifully. 15 min to step a 15 gal mash (brimming) from 105F to...
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    Plate Chiller for HERMS

    Thanks for the input - I'll look into this. I do use a false bottom, but I use the Bazzoka for backup, because the FB fit isn't perfect, so I worry about some bits getting through. But no worries - I have other options besides the Bazooka. thanks
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    Plate Chiller for HERMS

    hmm... good question. I think that I've lost prime while pumping, but I'm a bit hazy on it. I'll look for it next time. (hopefully won't see it at all) thanks for the flowmeter thread.
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    Plate Chiller for HERMS

    Ok, so I'm not so worried about clogging the Therminator anymore. The Bazooka seems to do a good enough jobs of keeping stuff out. I do get a few bits of husk in there, but these flush out fairly easily. And as for the bit of water that stays stuck inside, no matter which way I turn the thing...
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    Plate Chiller for HERMS

    >>this is what I get: >> >> I also run boiling wort through the unit when I use it as a chiller for >>sanitizing. yeah, that's what i get as well. Oh well - so far so good. I wonder if Blichmann could make a Therminator that you could disassemble; using bolts & gaskets. Then, at...
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    Plate Chiller for HERMS

    Hey Korndog, I've set up a Therminator HERMS system as well (not as nice as yours, though). I've never clogged the Therminator - still does the job, and has great flow - but, I'm a bit concerned that I might be accumulating husk particles & the like inside. After flushing and draining it, I...
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