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Bubble foil insulation
« on: December 31, 2013, 05:41:07 PM »
I used the shiny bubble foil insulation on my mash tun, but I was wondering if anyone uses it on the hot liquor or boil kettle. I think it would help a lot in cold temperatures, but I am worried about it burning.

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Re: Bubble foil insulation
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 06:03:33 PM »
I think you should find the temp limits of the stuff you plan to use. I imagine it would be fine on a MT or HLT after flame.

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Re: Bubble foil insulation
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 06:28:27 PM »
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Re: Bubble foil insulation
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 05:58:43 AM »
180° F is not bad. When I wear out my yoga mat MT cozy I might try this stuff.

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Re: Bubble foil insulation
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 07:38:20 AM »
You have to remove it if you are applying direct heat, of course, but it is what I use (double wrap of it on the mash tun).
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Re: Bubble foil insulation
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 07:48:30 AM »
This is what I use now, works fine. Shiny would have more CDI factor though.

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Re: Bubble foil insulation
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 09:07:15 AM »
I use a Reflectix cozy on the mash tun. It gets removed when the direct fire is lit.
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Re: Bubble foil insulation
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 10:57:25 AM »
Hmm. 180 is really pretty low for a max temp for brewing purposes. I guess I will just keep it on the mash tun. Are there any products that would be acceptable around a direct fire kettle?

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Re: Bubble foil insulation
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 11:45:20 AM »
One brew buddy of mine constructed a jacket filled with high heat insulation for his direct fire tun. The insulation burned the first few times from the flame, but it held up after that.

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Re: Bubble foil insulation
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 11:54:04 AM »
Hmm. 180 is really pretty low for a max temp for brewing purposes. I guess I will just keep it on the mash tun. Are there any products that would be acceptable around a direct fire kettle?

Maybe not for a homebrewer's system, but this might get you thinking about a solution.

Bricks. Really, that is what is used on the Peter Austin brewing systems.
http://www.pugsleybrewing.com/about.php

I brewed twice on the 7 barrel system at a local brewpub. The bricks on the kettle were warm, but you could put your hand on them during the boil
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