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Thespiral

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Hey,

Can you boil grain in a Fowler's Vacola Jam maker/water bath?

Thanks.
 

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I don't have one, but you don't boil grain. You heat water to steep the grain, then rinse the sugars. You then boil the wort.

Do you regularly use your Vacola Jam maker to boil things?
 
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Well, boil the wort AFTER the grain has been mashed and sparged. I've never used a Vacola before, i just have one hanging around, and was just wondering if it would get up to 64-70 C. for mashing and could then be used to boil the resulting wort to denature the enzymes.

If it did, then i wonder if it would be a convenient piece of equipment? (i don't have a large pot yet, or something to mash/sparge in and just looked at the vacola the other day and thought "maybe...."

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