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Old 10-03-2017, 12:07 PM   #11
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Can the boiler temperature be easily controlled for mashing ?
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Can the boiler temperature be easily controlled for mashing ?
No, the element is on or off, but for a straightforward single stage mash it doesn't matter:

You heat until your desired strike temp is acheived (say 72°C) then turn off the element, add the bag and stir in your grain. Adding the grain lowers the temp so you start your mash at 67°C.

Pop the lid on, cover with an old blanket, duvet cover etc to insulate and hold the temp as constant as you can for 60-90min mash.

Then following your mash you remove the covers, lid and grain bag ready for the boil.

No need to heat the element during the mash.
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Can the boiler temperature be easily controlled for mashing ?
You wouldn't want to turn it on during mashing, as without recirculation it would heat very unevenly.
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After mulling over which way to go...and taking into account the fact that the missus probably would not sanction a Grainfather....this looks a good first step into 23ltr scale AG.

All the above comments seem to refer to mashing in the boiler.

What's the benefit, if any, of one of those separate, insulated (picnic box) mash tuns?

As ever, thanks in advance for advice given.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:42 AM   #15
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I note the Geterbrewed version comes with a Stainless Steel False Bottom.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:51 AM   #16
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i have this but i got all the bits from ebay. i tried 1nce biab but it did not go well so i built a mashtun out of a FV with a ball vaulve and some inulation wrap from bnq and ot works flawlessly
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My preference:

1) boil
2) drain into tun/mash (£24 - 28 ltr picnic box.....not drilling....just siphoning from copper manifold)
3) drain into boiler/sparge
4) boil/hop/boil
5) drain into FV

I need a boiler, a tun, coppery bits (including a cooler).

Any dissent, alternatives or suggestions afore I get busy?

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Old 12-08-2017, 10:53 PM   #18
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how much have you got to play with
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Aiming to spend as little as possible, to be honest - game for a laugh.....but don't want to burn the house down.
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its worth having a mashtun if you can stretch the funds for about 190 to 220 you will get a boiler mash tun and chiller
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