What about for the abrevations for brewers? ...So if you need to haze go ahead I am a big boy.
Lee, One thing you will notice is that this forum is run and maintained by a professional group of people. It
quickly demands a constituency of professional people. Thus, My hazing for you is:
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Now that we got that out of the way. I think in the original idea of a 3-tier rig is that you have a minimum of two burners.
One for the top tier to heat strike and sparge water in a spigoted HLT or Hot Liquor Tank. Gravity feeds
from the spigot to your 2nd tier. The MT or mash tun. From there once you start the sparge you drain into the 1st
tier, the boil kettle. That is where the second burner is. Again 2 burners is a comfortable minimum for a 3 tier
system. You can get away with using one burner but it basicaly demands a pump to move the liquid from the 1st
tier where the 1 burner would be up to a tank if you want or straight to the mash tun in effect turning the rig to a 2
If you are adding pumps to the equation the rig basically starts becoming a single tier system where you just need
some sort of quick disconnects and you can run the whole operation at the same level.
Overall though, there are no "rules" A 3 tier needs to be this way or a single tier needs to be this way. Your needs,
available space and financial abilities really determine your design.
I am curious of the abbreviations you want to know about, just ask. We'll let you know.