Wow! That lager method sounds legit and makes sense. I will indeed try it. Thanks SBD! :mug:
I am hoping to get a 2.5g keg setup and another mini fridge before it finishes. Might even try filtering to the keg if budget allows.
Gearing up for brewing a Maibock. My LHBS was out of the Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager til Wednesday. Will pick up the yeast next Wednesday and make the starter then.
I think I will stay with the technique of making the starter in a saucepan on the stove and transfer it to the flask. Can't wait...
Ha...funny you should mention the starter thing. I just got a stir plate from Stir-starters and a 2L Erlenmeyer. I thought the same thing...make the starter in the flask. Didn't really think of using my induction plate however.
A pic of course. :D
I have not experienced any scorching of the bag when applying heat to the mash. I am, however, usually stirring when I do apply heat to distribute the heat.
Keep in mind my system is 1800 watts. Perhaps on the 3500 watt units this is more of a concern?
The temp control on the Vollrath Mirage I have is pretty good. I goofed around with temp control at 170F for a mash out and held it there for 15 minutes or so. It would go down to about 167 and then up to 173 during this time with some stirring.
I think the temp control would be even better...