Recirculating BIAB setup on an induction burner question.

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ccostel

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Morning all, I am putting thoughts together on a Recirculating Brew In A Bag setup. This is for my smaller experimental brews. I am currently using an induction burner, a 5 gallon kettle and a bag to do my experimental 3 gallon batches. I am wanting to add a ball valve to the kettle and use a small pump to recirculate the wort. Here is where my concern comes in... Will I have an issue with the ball valve being too close to the induction burner? Is there a safe distance from the burner I need the valve and fittings to be?
 

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My experience has been that it shouldn't be an issue. The vast majority of the heat from an induction burner is concentrated on the bottom of the kettle. Here is a picture of my setup.

 

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I do recirc BIAB in my Blichmann 15g on the Blichmann propane burner and it works fine.

...and if you've ever tried to open or close a ball valve on a Blichmann over a propane burner, you'll know that everything else you could compare would be okay. It's basically like putting the ball valve in the heart of the flames of hell.
 

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Word of warning, I just repaired a bag that had a hole burnt through it from an induction burner. The brewer said he was stirring constantly. I didn't think that would happen. Perhaps best to have something in the bottom of the kettle, FB, cookie rack, pizza screen, even heard of a guy using a china dinner plate?


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