Ordered mine a week ago. From what I've read it's not that hard to avoid. I plan to mill at suggested setting, dough in and stir it up well, turn off pump/heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes, and recirculate with a blichmann auto sparge. I also plan to split the flow between whirlpool and sparge as I've read many times on here this will help produce more stable temps.
It amazing what you can do with no "system", just a pot and a BIAB bag and the kitchen stove. The downside is my batch size tops out at 5 gallons, but I don't know what I'd do with more beer than I'm brewing now anyway. I agree its great that people who have the cash can find what they want, sometimes it seems that the homebrew hobby is slowly dying out, but I guess its not like that everywhere.Back in the day, many of us got into homebrewing for the cost saving factor as well as for the craft. As I look at what's happening now I gotta just shake my head. 2500.00 (or more) for a setup!!. Oh well, I guess I'm just a grumpy old man. (See avatar) On the other hand, it's good to see so much exceptional equipment available for those who want/can afford it.
Yes, I have the 10g 220v 5500 watt system and love it. I have 4 brews on it and still finding out new processes since I had a coffee urn (Grainfather) prior.Anyone have any experience with the Brau all in one?
The picture of the Kettle is out of date. The ones they sell now have an additional port. The additional port near the top of the kettle and is directly above the pump port and below the grain basket port. Click the pic>>>>>Yeah looking at their 10gal 220 offering $150 off
Do use use a basket for hop I’ve read the plate chiller can gum up without using one?Yes, I have the 10g 220v 5500 watt system and love it. I have 4 brews on it and still finding out new processes since I had a coffee urn (Grainfather) prior.
Plus I can talk to the owner at any time....within reason.
I misread your comment..I was thinking you were saying the "hop blocker" was gumming up....I have never had an issue with the "plate chiller" gumming up as long as I use the hop spider and hop blocker regardless of how many hops I use.Do use use a basket for hop I’ve read the plate chiller can gum up without using one?