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Offline thorr

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Mash Tun
« on: February 17, 2013, 11:03:15 AM »
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 ?

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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 11:06:56 AM »
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.
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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 11:08:43 AM »
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.
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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 11:40:01 AM »
I wait until the runoff stops, then tilt mine.
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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 09:58:04 AM »
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.
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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 03:57:07 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.