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Offline bluesman

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Re: My Mash Tun problem
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2010, 10:10:42 AM »
I guess the point being that it'd really suck to build a brand new manifold that ends up having the exact same problem because the real problem with the original manifold was never addressed.

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I would diagnose the problem first then resolve it.
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Re: My Mash Tun problem
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2010, 10:39:47 AM »
+2 Agreed! It just sounded like a design problem to me, but a new manifold probably won't do any good if the valve position is too high. My initial thought were just that which is why I included a pic of my design. It helps to alleviate this problem especially when combined with a pump. Just my 2-cents!  ;) 
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Re: My Mash Tun problem
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2010, 08:45:32 PM »
You guys are correct ! the valve is a good 2 inches above the bottom of the cooler, and my old 5 gal tun the valve is less than an inch from the bottom. Talked to a manager and he let me exchange the square 12gal cooler for a 10 gal round cooler. I measured the 10 gal cooler at the store and the hole sits less than an inch from the bottom.

Went home and installed bulkhead, valve, and my old manifold. I'm brewing Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgearld clone this Sunday.

Thanks for the help

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Re: My Mash Tun problem
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2010, 10:02:26 PM »
Well, I'm glad it worked out for you anyway.
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Re: My Mash Tun problem
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2010, 08:17:22 AM »
I'm brewing Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgearld clone this Sunday.

That's a darn good brew.  What is the recipe your using?

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Re: My Mash Tun problem
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2010, 12:05:54 PM »
Edmund Fitzgerald Clone

5 Gallon Batch

11 lbs 2 Row Pale Malt
.5 lb Crystal Malt 60 Lovibond
.5 lb Chocolate Malt
.5 lb Special B Malt
.25 lb Black Malt

1.5oz Centennial Hops 60min
.5oz Williamette 15min
.5oz Williamette 5min

White Labs Yeast WLP007 Dry English Ale

60 Minute mash at 153 and batch sparge
O.G. .066 F.G. 0.18

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Re: My Mash Tun problem
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2010, 06:13:08 PM »

No? Just me?

Allright, I guess that's why I stuck to BrewHaHa.

Nope, not just you.  The problem seems to me to be a case of just not getting a siphon from the manifold.  The solution seems to be getting the manifold to sit lower in the tun.  That could involve a whole new manifold design, but it's doesn't necessarily seem like it has to.
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