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My electric brewery set up w/BrewZilla
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:28:29 am »
Never a big fan of the BIB technique but I really like this: I leave the basket inserted in the BrewZilla and just use it as MT. Then use the DigiBoik as BK. Gravity drain into FV




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Re: My electric brewery set up w/BrewZilla
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2022, 12:11:32 pm »
The new pilot system?

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Re: My electric brewery set up w/BrewZilla
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 12:18:16 pm »
Not exactly but could be sorta. It's my homebrew stuff that I have been using down at the brewery. I really like the functionality of the BrewZilla as a mash tun but I am not crazy about the "BIAB" aspect. Lautering into a separate vessel and keeping the original BZ as a MT works really well. Super clear vorlauf and lauter.

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Re: My electric brewery set up w/BrewZilla
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 12:19:03 pm »
I did something similar when the Digiboil was first introduced. Here's a link to the process:
https://www.brewersfriend.com/forum/threads/emiab-2-vessel-system.11338/

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Re: My electric brewery set up w/BrewZilla
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2022, 12:39:03 pm »
That’s pretty much what I do on the HERMS


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Re: My electric brewery set up w/BrewZilla
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2022, 01:06:37 pm »
Nice.  At the moment I'm using my anvil foundry as a HLT and boil kettle and using an old 10 gallon cooler with a false bottom as a mash tun.  I didn't find the basket all that great for recirculating (although they've changed the false bottom design recently for better flow, I see), and hated trying to get the grain in without a lot of mess and trying to lift the malt pipe out without killing myself.  I can also batch sparge again.

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Re: My electric brewery set up w/BrewZilla
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2022, 01:37:41 pm »
Interesting. I really like the way the BZ vorlaufs and lauters. I admit the malt pipe is in the way and cumbersome to work around

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Re: My electric brewery set up w/BrewZilla
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2022, 02:04:11 pm »
I used to do something similar.  Mash in the Grainfather G30 and boil in a converted keg on a propane burner.  But the G40 and G70 are so powerful it removed the incentive to do it that way.
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Re: My electric brewery set up w/BrewZilla
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2022, 02:42:20 pm »
I really like the timer function for heating strike water - that has been one of the nicest things about AI1 systems (I have an Anvil Foundry 5 gallon set up).  I still use a separate, larger 2 or 3 vessel approach on my 10 gallon batches (depending on batch sparge - 2 vessel or HERMS recirculation mash - 3 vessel), but I will often heat strike water in my Foundry for the large batches, because I can go to 8.5 gallons on it.  Great devices, indeed. 
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