« on: March 02, 2015, 05:58:58 PM »
you could convert your 10 gallon to a hot liquor tank and run a HERMS coil in that. Your mash would rest while you stop the pump and heat the water to sparge temp.
I frequently am brewing outside in well below zero temps. I am planning to have my pump and as much of my lines in an insulated box. I mash in a cooler and plan to build a 2 inch foam cover or sleeve to go over it. I think it will be easier for me to put together a herms tube that is inside my insulated (and potentially heated) box vs maintaining a kettle at temp for an extended period of time.
Of course if I would just build a space where I could brew indoors that would solve some problems......Tend to burn a lot of propane when it is 20 below!