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  1. Gregory T

    HLT Size for Herms

    Cheers everyone. I BIAB. My mashes are typically 8.2 to 9.3 gallons. I have been doing step mashes with boiling additions. I decided to try my old copperhead immersion chiller on as a herms coil. I have a 5 gallon and 10 gallon pot either of which I can use as an HLT to house the herms coil. I...
  2. Gregory T

    Direct fire, decoction, and boil additions

    Things that make me go hmmm. My last BIAB was a 4 step mash Saison, I raised temp by adding boiling water through a calculator. Clearly direct firing a mash tun will have the potential to scorch sugars. Wouldn’t boiling water or especially decoction basically shut down conversion for whatever...