Ok, I will be drawing up plans here soon to build a single tier brew system.
Plan on going to All-Grain in the near future.
I know I will use direct fire because of simplicity, ive been reading but still do not yet completely understand everything.
What I know.
1.) I will have a Mash/Lautner Tun for steeping the Mash/grain to release all its sweet goodness. Will have a stainless kettle screen
2.) I will have a boil kettle to obviously boil the ready wort and hops
3.) I will use a food grade pump to circulate wort from one kettle to the next.
4.) I will have 3 burners ran by a propane tank.
5.) I plan on using somekind of quick disconnects with silicone seals.
6.) I will be using silicone hoses.
What I dont know.
1.) What is the use of the third Kettle the Hot Liquid Kettle aka HLT?
2.) Is a electric panel a must, or does it just make life a little easier + it looks cool.
3.) Food grade pump. Can one pump run the entire system or will I need 2.
4.) Id like to make this a safe indoor setup. what the best way to do so
5.) Is it in order of MLT, HLT then Boil Kettle? Or HLT, MLT, Boil Kettle? Im sure this will be answered when I know exactly what the HLT is for?
Ive been reading about sparging using a system to sprinkle water but ive noticed most home-brewers do not do this, usually only brewing companies. So I assume this is not needed.
List of parts needed
I have 3 cut and drilled 15.5 Sanke Kettles
Need Weldless therms and spiggots with ball valves
Stainless steel screen for mash tun.
gas burners and lines
Electric panel of somesort if I deside to do so.
Sorry if this comes across as a little slow, so far ive only done stove top brewing. If I can Id like to get this as close to correct on the 1st go. Like ive said ive been reading but obviously im still unclear on several areas.
Any Answers, thoughts, ideas and suggestion are most welcome.