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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2014, 10:11:48 AM »
Much less expensive but same quality beer.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2014, 11:01:07 AM »
Much less expensive but same quality beer.

Yep.  It's worked for me for 16 years and 451 batches.  I have no desire to change.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2014, 03:35:14 PM »
Maybe OP thinks we are trying to sell him something? Just click on the link. It's instructions on how to batch sparge using a home made cooler. Faster, cheaper method than what you are going to find on More Beer. I mean, you can certainly spend the money and still batch sparge on whatever you buy. And maybe you just have some extra money you want to spend. I get that, I love to spend money sometimes too. But at least check it out.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2014, 04:19:34 PM »

Maybe OP thinks we are trying to sell him something? Just click on the link. It's instructions on how to batch sparge using a home made cooler. Faster, cheaper method than what you are going to find on More Beer. I mean, you can certainly spend the money and still batch sparge on whatever you buy. And maybe you just have some extra money you want to spend. I get that, I love to spend money sometimes too. But at least check it out.

No, OP doesn't think that! I'm just leery of using any plastic with hot liquids. Considering the cooler companies tell you not to, I'd rather go SS.


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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2014, 04:45:21 PM »
Idly enough I'm using stainless on my set up. But I understand your concerns. Doesn't mean you can't still use same set up but with stainless wrapped with insulation.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2014, 07:05:19 PM »
Yup! I did until I got a pump. Used a yoga mat mash tun cozy, which is now used on my HLT. Photo in last Zymugy.

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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2014, 06:02:36 AM »

Idly enough I'm using stainless on my set up. But I understand your concerns. Doesn't mean you can't still use same set up but with stainless wrapped with insulation.
Is this to maintain the temp while mashing? I suppose this wouldn't be necessary if I had a burner for that stage, correct?   


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« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2014, 06:10:36 AM »
Correct. But without a pump and false bottom you could, or more likely would, scorch your mash. False bottom keeps the grain off the hot bottom, and the pump keeps the wort circulating.

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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2014, 09:25:15 AM »


No, OP doesn't think that! I'm just leery of using any plastic with hot liquids. Considering the cooler companies tell you not to, I'd rather go SS.


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They don't exactly tell you not to.  They tell you they haven't tested it.  Why should they?  Coolers are designed to keep things cold, not hot.  But the plastic they're made from is completely inert.  Based on my own investigation and years and hundreds opf batches of use, you shouldn't worry about it.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2014, 09:51:34 AM »
Coolers have the "Denny Stamp of Approval" to be used as a mash tun. Nuff said;)
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2014, 06:57:03 PM »
I mash with a cooler but if you wanna go SS do it. A cooler mashtun is cheap and easy; if you can afford something nicer I say go for it.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2014, 02:17:15 PM »
I switched from fly sparging to Denny's system years ago and never looked back.

I am definitely the odd man out here because I tried batch sparging and went back to continuous sparging. 
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2014, 02:54:40 PM »
I switched from fly sparging to Denny's system years ago and never looked back.

I am definitely the odd man out here because I tried batch sparging and went back to continuous sparging.

interesting. what was your reasoning?
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2014, 03:50:18 PM »
I am definitely the odd man out here because I tried batch sparging and went back to continuous sparging.

interesting. what was your reasoning?

I prefer the flavor profile and greater extraction efficiency obtained from continuous sparging.
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Re: All Grain setup
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2014, 04:06:02 PM »
I am definitely the odd man out here because I tried batch sparging and went back to continuous sparging.

interesting. what was your reasoning?

I prefer the flavor profile and greater extraction efficiency obtained from continuous sparging.

what do you notice that's different in the flavor profile? I don't mean to hound, just curious.
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