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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2014, 09:11:58 am »
To clarify, I would like to know the comparisons of all grain setups excluding cooler setups.


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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2014, 09:14:13 am »
Also, you can't direct fire a coleman cooler ( well you can once at least ).  With the metal equipment, you can always hit the mash tun with heat in case your numbers came in low and you can do step mashing a lot easier.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2014, 08:28:35 am »
At the simplest level, if I want to have a gravity all grain setup using SS , I only need 3 boil kettles at varying levels, correct? Further, if I don't want to move these pots during the process, I'll need pots with ball valves and tubing between them, correct?
Just thinking of a way to buy quality equipment now that can be placed into a rack or tower at some point that I can setup on varying levels for now.

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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2014, 09:48:59 am »
Yup ask you would med is three big pots. all with valves which you can install later. And A false bottom for one.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2014, 09:53:43 am »
Would it be worth it to have three burners? I already have one Blichmann


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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2014, 10:29:38 am »
Would it be worth it to have three burners? I already have one Blichmann


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I have 3 burners, rarely have all going at once.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2014, 10:43:13 am »

Would it be worth it to have three burners? I already have one Blichmann


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I have 3 burners, rarely have all going at once.
Yeah I figured all wouldn't be burning. I'd think having three would alleviate any moving of kettles around.



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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2014, 12:25:53 pm »

Would it be worth it to have three burners? I already have one Blichmann


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I have 3 burners, rarely have all going at once.
Yeah I figured all wouldn't be burning. I'd think having three would alleviate any moving of kettles around.



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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2014, 05:09:15 pm »
I switched from fly sparging to Denny's system years ago and never looked back.

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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2014, 05:37:51 pm »
I switched from fly sparging to Denny's system years ago and never looked back.

Same here. Best brewing decision I ever made.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2014, 06:16:42 pm »
I have an all SS system. No lifting except putting a fermentor into the freezer. I use one pump. I direct fire recirculate my mash, I pump over to the boil and pump over from HLT to MT but batch sparge after mashout.

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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2014, 06:36:51 pm »
I switched from fly sparging to Denny's system years ago and never looked back.
Is Denny's system something different than what I'm asking about?

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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2014, 07:08:13 pm »
I don't think so other than having a SS mash tun rather than a cooler. The cooler holds steady temp better but the SS mash tun can be heated with a flame. If you heat with a flame you'll need a pump and a false bottom rather than a tubular screen.

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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2014, 07:11:32 pm »
I switched from fly sparging to Denny's system years ago and never looked back.
Is Denny's system something different than what I'm asking about?

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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2014, 10:08:08 am »
I switched from fly sparging to Denny's system years ago and never looked back.
Is Denny's system something different than what I'm asking about?

Completely different.  My focus is minimal equipment.  See www.dennybrew.com
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