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Re: Running pump for entire boil - thoughts
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2016, 07:58:00 AM »
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Re: Running pump for entire boil - thoughts
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2016, 08:15:03 AM »
Looks good. I would need to notch for the valves and thermometer. Up side to that would be a thermometer heat shield. I don't think I need to to go down as far, but I certainly wouldn't mind if it means not having to cut a long strip off.

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Re: Running pump for entire boil - thoughts
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2016, 08:17:54 AM »

nice. That's worthy of the Zymurgy gadget issue.
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Re: Running pump for entire boil - thoughts
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2016, 08:30:40 AM »
It was easy to make and it is very easy to remove and reinstall during the brewing ops.
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Re: Running pump for entire boil - thoughts
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2016, 02:40:30 PM »
I wouldn't worry about the grain oxidizing that fast.  Crushed grain is good for a lot longer than that (up to weeks depending on humidity).  Certainly, I wouldn't worry about it going bad in the hours between when you crush it at night and use it the next day. 

You can toss some of it in your mouth and chew it and if it is chewy then it isn't so great.  If it is still crunchy and the bits shatter against your teeth then it is fine.  Like the difference between a corn chip that has been sitting out in the humidity vs one that is "fresh" from a sealed bag.
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Re: Running pump for entire boil - thoughts
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2016, 03:39:36 PM »
Does Picobrew run its pump for the entire boil?  That beer comes out fine.

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Re: Running pump for entire boil - thoughts
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2016, 03:39:51 PM »
That was a tongue in cheek comment.

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Re: Running pump for entire boil - thoughts
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2016, 03:40:51 PM »
Does Picobrew run its pump for the entire boil?  That beer comes out fine.
It does. Pretty sure Denny mentioned that this is what allows it to "boil" at a lower temp.

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Re: Running pump for entire boil - thoughts
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2016, 09:06:07 PM »
I think all the other points are good ones. But back to your original question, I can't see a reason why that would cause any problem (aside from a minor reduction in the life of your pump, which will probably outlive all of us anyway).