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I personally would not use an aluminum kettle for a mash tun. Aluminum transfers heat too well. While that's great for a boil kettle or hlt, a mash tun needs to hold heat. Even if well insulated it will lose much more heat than its stainless steel counter part and way more than a cooler style tun.


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You can certainly use aluminum for a mash tun and do a direct fired set up. It comes down to whether or not you like that process. I have a direct fired stainless steel mash tun. I use a false bottom and a pump to constantly recirculate the wort through the mash. This keeps things moving when I am applying heat and prevents scorching or overheating the ...


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Aluminium is not used commercially as the risks of contaminating the work with aluminium, CIP with Caustic and Acid destroys aluminium. Likewise you do not want to contaminate your wort/beer. If the pH of your wort was to drop below ~4.5 then it would risk affecting the stability of the oxide layer. They would be fine to use for HLT or CLT. ie anything ...


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As for getting the oak chips out, I think I'm with brewchez in that once you rack out the beer you may have to rinse it a few times but you should able to get it out with the beer no longer in the way. However, I found this question because I was trying to figure out to get the oak chips in the carboy in a sanitary manner. So for what it's worth, I figured ...


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Too much risk for beer in the gas dip too if you over fill or then get jostled for some reason. Unless you modify the beverage dip tube you'll possibly be leaving more beer behind than you want to. I would think managing multiple kegs that are horizontal (especially if stacked on top of one another) would be a nightmarish pain in the A$$! If you are ...


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There are some corney kegs that have a straight dip tube which can be position to be the lowest point in a horizontal position with a slight incline. The new torpedo legs are this way, also some older firestone kegs.. You can tell if they don't have a centered bottom, or simply open the lid on an empty keg. I don't see why they wouldn't function as you ...


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The only and main problem I see is that the dip tubes in the kegs are made to be used with kegs in the vertical position. That is to say, the bottom of a corny keg is concave, and dip tubes are cut to length and angled to have their end in the lowest (vertical) part of the keg. If the keg was exactly horizontal, about 40% of the volume would be below the ...


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I would strongly discourage aluminium. For frying pans it's acceptable, because it does not react with fats. For mash tun I wouldn't accept it. It reacts with acids easily. Especially in hot environment and over long time. It is only safe cold, for non-acidic foods. That's why all aluminium soda cans are lined inside. Anodized aluminium is better, because ...


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For wort you can use any centrifugal pump. Following are some important points while selecting a pump: 1. Internal for pump should be of stainless steel. 2. Inlet and outlet should be of stainless steel. 3. Use SMS union type end fitting. 4. Use EPDM/ PTFE gasket material. 5. As wort is hot liquid, it can create cavitation. So while searchingfor a pump, ask ...


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I also want to share some points: Both Stainless steel and copper have good conductivity, copper has a higher heat conduction. On other hand stainless steel has long life and stainless steel also has good corrosion resistance. During CIP (Acid and base solution cleaning) of kettle stainless steel shows good response. These days the majority of food grade ...



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