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    How many use bottles?

    I was bottling for the first couple years and eventually I just found brewing to be cumbersome because the bottle tree took up so much space and prepping and filling was messy and my bottling wand would often not seal well and I'm crouched on the floor for too long trying to fill everything up...
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    Mashing with MKII and HERMS

    Thanks for the advice mate, really appreciate it. Technically the only time I use my second pump is when I'm sparging or mashing, and the second pump is recirculating the water in the HLT via a whirlpool arm. You've inspired me to pick up some pipe insulation now, and to shorten my lines as...
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    Mashing with MKII and HERMS

    Thanks for the advice mate. Not sure how you get 1-2 degree drop in 60min bit good on ya. The best I've ever had (stirring 15mins) is 4 degrees in summer. I'm going to try to see if I can bend the coils on my SS chiller so it'll drop down a little lower in my HLT. Ive come up with a strategy...
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    Coming in Hot

    Hahaha yes we drink do drink with the bears, it's part of being Canadian 🤣 I'm from the west coast so epic beer is part of our blood. And you're on point, I do have to take down my setup and move it into the brew kitchen when finished. After everything is left hanging in every available space...
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    Mashing with MKII and HERMS

    Mash tun is a cooler... Hence my challenge to keep temp
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    Mashing with MKII and HERMS

    Kettle 60L MT 35L HLT 35L Herms coils in HLT sit up around 23L volume - HLT also has whirlpool arm for recirculating. Grain Bills 5.5 - 7kg 60min Mash at 67c recirculating through herms At anywhere from 17-21L Batch sparge 10mins recirculating at 75-77c Around 20L give or take OG will...
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    Mashing with MKII and HERMS

    I love this idea but I've over spent massively so far so this is our of budget ATM. Looks sexy though
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    Mashing with MKII and HERMS

    Thanks for the advice mate, I definitely need to look at hose length and potentially insulate. I don't think I'll insulate my hoses but the HLT could be done. Any recommendations for wrapping insulation on SS vessels? As far as processes I'm a bit confused, because my aim is to run my HERMS...
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    Coming in Hot

    3 roller grain mill with cordless drill. She's a beauty... Perfect crush every time
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    Mashing with MKII and HERMS

    Hey Legends, I've got a 2 pump, 3 vessel system and I'm running a HERMS through my HLT. I did my first brew with this new set up yesterday and I ran into some issues heating and transfering water. My HERMS coils sit inside my HLT and I need 23 litres of volume in the HLT to keep the coils...
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    Coming in Hot

    Hey Legends, Finally signing myself up to a forum because I have so many questions and I love to share whatever knowledge I've learned myself. I find the knowledge in this industry to be very elusive. I have a bit of experience working in a brewery and I've got heaps of friends who were...
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