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For the crust on top of the element I use a non scratch scourer with vinegar gets it off with a bit of elbow grease (Don’t forget to give a good rinse) but I have noticed that it comes back a bit once dry
I think I got it all out tonight with PBWash, but it is so dark now, that I am not sure. I will definitely keep this idea in mind, as it could probably save me a lot of heartache in the future!

It would be wise to calibrate the temperature, no good doing it in the grain, the temperatures will be all over the place like a mad woman's shit.
Follow the instructions in the manual.
Fair call. I did not calibrate the temperature, because in the manual it was not listed as a step to perform in auto mode , or manual mode. Nevertheless, there is a small section to say how to do it. This is good advice Weal, thank you.

Now that I read the manual again, I also notice that it says not to run the pump during the boil. However, like people I have seen on youtube, I have been doing so for the last 15 minutes, and during the chill for recirculating.

Have you guys noticed any problems in doing this? I am thinking I will have to stop doing it, and stir manually whilst chilling, or hook up my March pump.
 

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Ha, yeah I'm surprised that the high temp version wasn't specced in the first place. Can't imagine it'd be more than a few dollars extra for those little ones.

I'm pretty sure you could find one cheap on AliExpress in lots of one.
 
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Ha, yeah I'm surprised that the high temp version wasn't specced in the first place. Can't imagine it'd be more than a few dollars extra for those little ones.

I'm pretty sure you could find one cheap on AliExpress in lots of one.
I have seen the MP10 RN on AliExpress but it wasn't so cheap, I tried whirlpooling the pump just got blocked so I just swirl the immersion chiller around occasionally. Probably wasn't specced initially as the whirlpool arm came after.
I think it could be gotten away with, doesn't take long for the temperature to drop to 80 C it would just be prolonged running in boiling wort that could distort the housing of the pump.
 

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I have seen the MP10 RN on AliExpress but it wasn't so cheap, I tried whirlpooling the pump just got blocked so I just swirl the immersion chiller around occasionally. Probably wasn't specced initially as the whirlpool arm came after.
I think it could be gotten away with, doesn't take long for the temperature to drop to 80 C it would just be prolonged running in boiling wort that could distort the housing of the pump.
I would be concerned that if one waits until the temp is below 80 to whirlpool, that there is a chace of infection. (Not likely, but certainly possible)

Is the MP10 RN the same size? would it just be a bolt in replacement? I wonder what thread is right, BSP or NPT. The cost does not seem to be huge, but the shipping is a killer.
 
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I would be concerned that if one waits until the temp is below 80 to whirlpool, that there is a chace of infection. (Not likely, but certainly possible)

Is the MP10 RN the same size? would it just be a bolt in replacement? I wonder what thread is right, BSP or NPT. The cost does not seem to be huge, but the shipping is a killer.
I wouldn't be overly worried, after putting the immersion chiller in, and getting that going switch the pump on you will be almost at 80 by then.
MP10 RN will fit perfectly, that's what you have now. Or should have.
 

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The mp15 is twice as big physically as the mp10, I suspect you'll struggle to squeeze it in without moving the mount point and redoing the plumbing. Good pump though and will certainly handle the boil.
 

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The mp15 is twice as big physically as the mp10, I suspect you'll struggle to squeeze it in without moving the mount point and redoing the plumbing. Good pump though and will certainly handle the boil.
Oh wow..you are right!
Well. The way I see it is that I can always replumb the thing if I need to, and this would be good for a hermes thing. Right now I only have 1 march pump, and I could possibly make the guten act like a part of a hermes setup if I felt like it.
I will be doing the calibrating that WEAL recommended later this week. I still need to learn how to use this thing and keep stable temps.
 

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