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AndrewQLD

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Well, I put the Mash Paddle brew down today on my new system.
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Mashed in at 7.30 am finished at 11.00am. Achieved all of my efficiencies :p and had no disasters at all ;) . I am one happy little brewer. Pumping between vessels makes such a difference to time and cleanup. I think I will have a beer now :party:

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ok, thats just not fair!! did you build all that yourself? if so, where are the pictures with detailed instructions. looks fantastic! way to go.
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I agree, I am about to move house next week and I'm thinking rather than build my three tier stand again I will go for a single tier and get a march pump. I would be really interested in seeing a diagram off the pipe setup..
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So is it the one pump running both transfers?

from HLT to Mash then mash to kettle?

OR do you need 2 pumps?
 

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Looks good Andrew , and a GMK hop catcher too !

Did I mention Tidalpete now has all the equipment for an AG brew too , waiting Pete.........yawn.............scratch...........yawn........ :lol:

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Ok, here is the same photos with captions :p
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The GMK(tm) hop catcher is on my mash-out line to keep any goobers :blink: out of the boiler.
Only one pump required, thanks to looking at Batz's setup, which is top stuff.

And by the way Batz my mash paddle brew is all Powells :beer: , Ale malt, wheat malt and caramalt. The caramalt is very pale, 500g and it hardly changed the color at all.

Really, really pleased with the brewday :party: .

Cheers
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Also, good on tou tidalpete, king of the mash now mate. What is going to be your first all grainer. Hope I get to have a taste :party: .

Andrew
 

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well done Andrew - really looks the biz :beer:

looking forward to catching up at the brew day...
 

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AndrewQLD said:
Well, I put the Mash Paddle brew down today on my new system.
View attachment 3387
Mashed in at 7.30 am finished at 11.00am. Achieved all of my efficiencies :p and had no disasters at all ;) . I am one happy little brewer. Pumping between vessels makes such a difference to time and cleanup. I think I will have a beer now :party:

Andrew
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Half your luck Andrew and good on you for getting up anf going. I have been following your quest for your new set-up and I like what I see. I could almost immitate that if I could see some more detailed work on you plumbing. For example, I see two gas tanks, but no burner and I just can't make out which is the Kettle, the HLT and or the MLT. I can see the possibilities of how it is connected via the pump. but the details are a bit scatchie. Would realy appreciate some more closer pictures even via a pm as I am seriously considering updating my system and I see a mirror immage coming up, as I have not got the height for a Brewtree.. Seems the way to go. I might just have to go up to Bundy and have a look....

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PeterShane, if you click on the second photo I have posted it should open a new window with a larger photo that has the pipe layout listed. I will PM you in a couple of days with photos of the burner layout.

Cheers
Andrew
 

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Looks awesome!

How does the hop catcher work? or is that a GMK secret :D I did a search, but only this thread comes up...

Matt
 

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AndrewQLD said:
Well, I put the Mash Paddle brew down today on my new system.
View attachment 3387
Mashed in at 7.30 am finished at 11.00am. Achieved all of my efficiencies :p and had no disasters at all ;) . I am one happy little brewer. Pumping between vessels makes such a difference to time and cleanup. I think I will have a beer now :party:

Andrew
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2 and half hours, well done. How did you do it??? The more details on your setup, the better.

Cheers,
Jase
 

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Jase said:
2 and half hours, well done. How did you do it??? The more details on your setup, the better.

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Jase
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That'd be 3 1/2 hours Jase :p

Doc
 

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AndrewQLD said:
PeterShane, if you click on the second photo I have posted it should open a new window with a larger photo that has the pipe layout listed. I will PM you in a couple of days with photos of the burner layout.

Cheers
Andrew
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Sorry Andrew, It took me 5 to 10 minutes to scratch myself, have a beer and pack on the keyboard to reply to your first post. In the meantime, you posted the other and a number of followers posted a reply as well. I am getting slow in my old days, but I still would not be dead for quids...With that, I 'll have another....

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Doc said:
Jase said:
2 and half hours, well done. How did you do it??? The more details on your setup, the better.

Cheers,
Jase
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That'd be 3 1/2 hours Jase :p

Doc
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Doc,

Have you noticed that 2 and 3 are really close on a keyboard?? :D

Cheers,
Jase
 

AndrewQLD

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Jase, 3 1/2 hours total. Heating the mash and sparge water in one hit helps, in other words I heat the full amount of water required for the brewday up to mash-in temp, then just boost the rest of the water for mashout. Batch sparge cuts out a lot of time and the pump means I can drain the mash tun very quickly. I think that most people using a pump and batch sparging can get their day finished inside of 4 hours. Clean up is done as I go, so at the end of the day I only have to wash the boiler.
Andrew
 

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AndrewQLD said:
Also, good on tou tidalpete, king of the mash now mate. What is going to be your first all grainer. Hope I get to have a taste.

Andrew
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Batz has not quite got it right Andrew. I still need to make up a small copper coil to pass my chilled water through after the IC has done it's job plus all the sundry hoses, etc. Small beer really. My latest excuse is that I will not inflict my first AG on the Qld Xmas Case, but will contribute a tried & true partial to the cause. :super: By the time that is done I should be ready for my first adventure into AG. :) I'm not quite sure what it will be yet, but a London Ale is on my mind.
Your setup looks the Bee's Knees mate. I'm very envious of your talents. :D Happy brewing & see you soon I hope.

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