3 votes

BIAB vs mash tun taste test

I think your over whether 'BIAB can achieve the wonders of a mash tun brewing' is only commonly understood as well as questions like 'do I need a starter'? or 'Can I possibly make beer without pure ...
JPicasso's user avatar
  • 366
3 votes

Increasing mash temp by adding hot water rather than heating the mash?

John Palmer covers this in his How to Brew book. An old version is available online, and the equations you want can be found at: http://howtobrew.com/book/section-3/the-methods-of-mashing/...
GigaFemto's user avatar
  • 344
2 votes

Increasing mash temp by adding hot water rather than heating the mash?

You can add all the hot water you want as long as you don't go over the full volume of the water for your batch of beer. Many people do full volume mashes using the full volume of water they will need ...
farmersteve's user avatar
  • 3,012
1 vote

Pros and cons of HERMS with coil-heated mash tun

I have tried this and the Biggest Con: Cleaning the coil - for me a complete PITA, never gets fully clean. Hot spots - read takes more of your time to stir the mash and disrupt the grain bed. Put ...
Pale Ale's user avatar
  • 397
1 vote
Accepted

Pros and cons of HERMS with coil-heated mash tun

Here's the pros and cons I see. Pros (coil in mash) could be configured as a two vessel system, the boil tank can double as hlt for batch sparge allowing step mash. But then lose ability to fly ...
Evil Zymurgist's user avatar
1 vote

Pros and cons of HERMS with coil-heated mash tun

One of the mayor advantages of using the "classic" HERMS is that you will get circulation on the mash, whilst heating it. So the advantage with this might be that you will not get stuck mashes, you ...
Sander's user avatar
  • 702
1 vote

BIAB vs mash tun taste test

It would be interesting as a comparision on efficiency and ease of brewday. As for the final beer. You can achieve the same results in the quality of beer with both methods. A mash tun has a lot of ...
Evil Zymurgist's user avatar
1 vote

Aluminum mash tun?

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 ...
Evil Zymurgist's user avatar
1 vote

Which Stores carry the metal connectors for constructing a Mash Tun?

Your local brewery store may have a small selection of fittings, but your best bet for selection and pricing is going to be online. I manage Sanitary Fittings where we sell a wide variety of fittings ...
J Zabkowicz's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible