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Re: Stuck mash even with rice hulls, what did I do wrong?
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2022, 02:38:31 pm »
any thoughts on having a rectangle-shaped igloo cooler mash tun vs. the tall circular (gatorade containers?) cooler mash tuns re: stuck/very sticky mashes?

My experience is that because the grain bed is so much deeper in round ones, they're more prone to sticking.
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Re: Stuck mash even with rice hulls, what did I do wrong?
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2022, 07:08:00 am »
any thoughts on having a rectangle-shaped igloo cooler mash tun vs. the tall circular (gatorade containers?) cooler mash tuns re: stuck/very sticky mashes?

My experience is that because the grain bed is so much deeper in round ones, they're more prone to sticking.

I would have to agree.  However, I found that if the flow from my Igloo (tall round) begins to slow, I simply open the ball valve a little more and the flow increases.  On very rare occasion did this solution fail.  But for the most part, my igloo works great.
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Re: Stuck mash even with rice hulls, what did I do wrong?
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2022, 12:35:38 pm »
Which version of the foundry do you have?  I've found that the original grain basket holes get easily plugged with the point tips of grain husks.  It looks like they redesigned the false bottom to be slotted:


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Re: Stuck mash even with rice hulls, what did I do wrong?
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2022, 05:00:43 am »
Which version of the foundry do you have?  I've found that the original grain basket holes get easily plugged with the point tips of grain husks.  It looks like they redesigned the false bottom to be slotted:



Back to my tip about the fine micron grain bag which will probably solve this problem.

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Re: Stuck mash even with rice hulls, what did I do wrong?
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2022, 08:22:17 am »
Which version of the foundry do you have?  I've found that the original grain basket holes get easily plugged with the point tips of grain husks.  It looks like they redesigned the false bottom to be slotted:



Back to my tip about the fine micron grain bag which will probably solve this problem.

Yep.  I added a grain bag and it helped a lot.