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Re: Considering next step
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2013, 09:29:33 AM »
By the way I test ph with strips. With six gallons on ten pounds of castle pils or two row it hits about 5.2-5.5. I'll be staying on that though. For now I have a tub of five star 5.2 just in case.

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Re: Considering next step
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 10:02:37 AM »
Thanks. Very interesting stuff. Basically it's just an immersion chiller plus whirlpool?  Not recirculation of cold water, right?

As fast as they claim it is I could get away with just one of those.

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Nope, the cold water till goes through the chiller, but the wort is pumped back over the chiller.  Kinda like continuous stirring, only easier and better.  With my well water, I can (usually) go from boiling to under 60F in about 10-15 min.
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Re: Considering next step
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 10:19:18 AM »
Sweet,  its on the list.

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Re: Considering next step
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2013, 10:25:44 AM »
and yes, no sparge is not a problem. It's actually my standard practice now. I don't mash in with the full volume because I like to do a mash out at the end but the end result is that my full volume is in the tun before I start running off. I get around 72% brewhouse efficiency.
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Re: Considering next step
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2013, 02:35:42 PM »
Well if I'm getting a pump for whirlpool why not mash recirculation?

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Re: Considering next step
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2013, 08:44:42 AM »
Well if I'm getting a pump for whirlpool why not mash recirculation?

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Certainly can if you like.   Personally, I see it as too much effort for too little payback.  Others may disagree.
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Re: Considering next step
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 06:11:23 PM »
If it's no diff why do it I guess.

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