Due to time restraints I was able to mash this for 90 min. but only able to boil about 75 min. Do you think this will be an issue? Everything else was pretty much right on. I did lose a little temp. in the long mash.
Good point Bobby, I guess if the ID is limiting the amount of liquid that can travel through the chiller that increaseing pressure (static head) will increase flow. Water towers are tall for a reason.
What is the approximate time to gravity drain a given amount of wort through the chiller? Would a 25' chiller be able to gravity drain a keggle (say 11 gallons) in sufficient time to not have to worry about taking too long to cool? I have a few projects lined up (keggle, CFC, 10 gal batches)...
That is a serious Immersion Chiller. Jess tends to stay up on costs, but who knows. I see you are right down the road in Indian Land. I am in Fort Mill. Your set up looks much better than mine.
For my manifold in my Sanyo I use one (currently) with a barb in the top for the CO2 in, and two check valve out the bottom with flare connections. Works great for keeping two kegs at same pressure, and I just let it hang from the regulator line. No need to connect it to the inside permanently.
Fermentation was all but done when I got home from work last night. Krausen has fallen and I am going to try to wash this yeast or maybe just pitch another batch in a few weeks on the cake. All in all I am please so far with the experiment. Will update on how the beer turned out.
I propagated some Pacman from a couple of Dead Guys and pitched into EdWort's Haus Pale last night. Wow! that yeast is awesome. I already have about a 3 in thick Krausen and the airlock is working over time. Can't wait to see how it turns out.