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General Category => All Grain Brewing => Topic started by: thorr on February 17, 2013, 06:03:15 pm

Title: Mash Tun
Post by: thorr on February 17, 2013, 06:03:15 pm
My mash tun cooler drain is a little bit off the bottom , do I need to allow for this or just tip up the cooler when draining ?
Title: Re: Mash Tun
Post by: tygo on February 17, 2013, 06:06:56 pm
Tip it up a little.  I prop the far end of mine up while I'm running off.  There will still be some deadspace but with a little trial and error you'll figure out what that volume is that's left behind and can account for it in your volume calculations.
Title: Re: Mash Tun
Post by: jamminbrew on February 17, 2013, 06:08:43 pm
Tip it up a little.  I prop the far end of mine up while I'm running off.  There will still be some deadspace but with a little trial and error you'll figure out what that volume is that's left behind and can account for it in your volume calculations.
+1
I use a phone book, or other similar sized object, when doing my second runnings.
Title: Re: Mash Tun
Post by: denny on February 17, 2013, 06:40:01 pm
I wait until the runoff stops, then tilt mine.
Title: Re: Mash Tun
Post by: Jimmy K on February 18, 2013, 04:58:04 pm
Batch sparge with a rectangular cooler? Tilt away.
 
Fly sparge? Just add some more sparge water.
 
Batch sparge in a round cooler/false bottom that pulls wort from the center? Tilting won't make a difference.
Title: Re: Mash Tun
Post by: malzig on February 19, 2013, 10:57:07 am
I have a dip tube attached to my braid so that I don't need to tip the tun.  Before I added that, I just tipped the tun at the end of each running.