Water Heater as HLT

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Many Nano breweries bypass the HLT by using commercial on-demand water heaters capable of 170 degree's. Which BTW about 90% of all new home water heaters won't reach 170 for safety reasons. For 5-10-15 gallon batches, what's the point? Just setting up a 5bbl system with no HLT. Hot water from an on-demand system will taste no different than cold, it's the storage tank type heaters that will give off flavors.
 

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A couple of OT posts set on personal attacks have succeeded in closing an otherwise productive thread. You know who you are. So do we. Everyone pour a pint and decide if you want to belong to this pub or not.
 

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Many Nano breweries bypass the HLT by using commercial on-demand water heaters capable of 170 degree's. Which BTW about 90% of all new home water heaters won't reach 170 for safety reasons. For 5-10-15 gallon batches, what's the point? Just setting up a 5bbl system with no HLT. Hot water from an on-demand system will taste no different than cold, it's the storage tank type heaters that will give off flavors.

Well, there's always having a visitor blanch the skin off their hands after they take a leak. Gotta look at all of the angles.
 
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