i sit a power drill on a chair next to it.iam quite happy with the crack it just takes some time and i have to apply pressure to the top.basically push the grain through.anyway its getting the job done.
the drill powers a pump that sucks the wort from the kettle through the hop back and into the cooler.or if not using the hop back straight to the cooler.
the other one pumps the wort from the M.L.T. through the coil inside the H.L.T. and back into the M.L.T.to raise the temp.
the drill pump used to do both but now it is really shagged and leaks like a sieve the only good thing is it has suction.
where as the other one doesn't so i can siphon from the top with all the sh$t whirlpooled into a pile on the bottom of the kettle.
those pics come up allright needs the good light.might take some of the HLT in the back yard in the sun.
here's a couple of things that keep the beer cold.
theirs the magic box up top. thats a coopers stout tap with a pale icon there's a 45L keg in there with a C.C cube aswell it can fit four soda kegs.
.the other can fit 4 soda kegs also and ussually has 4 in there.
the hops are in the freezer allthough just learnt DON'T FREEZE HOPS.
the malt is in the cuboard and the yeast is where ever it can fit between kegs in stubbies, 2l and 600 ml bottles.
iv'e got 2112,1272,1056,1084,1028
iam using these malts
imc pale ale malt
amc pale malt
imc munich malt
cararoma(dark crystal malt only better)
60l british crystal
number one brew is NW pale ale. CASCADES mmmmmmmmm
those hops in the tubs are cluster,hallertau,tettnanger and pride of ringwood.
next year will add perle,chinnook,williamette and something else?.gunna be a hop field in the back yard.
I think I read somewhere that the hop plugs/flowers discintegrated(?) during the boil. Since yours are pellets and already pulverised the effect won't be noticed.
Keeping hops in the freezer does increase their shelf life in regards to their AAU%(check it out on your promash programme)but they, the hops, do nearly just as good in the fridge at 4oC. It just means that you can keep hops for 12 months in the freezer and only lose 1-2% AAU where as in the fridge the loss will occur in a couple of months.
i still have mine in the freezer.
but the hop growers told the grumpy ones' that the freezing damages the cells or something and cause them to lose aroma.
iam still keeping them in their they've been working great so far and they don't actually seem to freeze.