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Postby bluc » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:53 am

Got a couple new toys..
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Mash tun is double wall stainless with pu foam insulation. Insulation not as thick as i thought. But can always add additional insulation. Seems well made strong handles/catchs. 60l volume. I am sure most have seen the grain mill before. Very happy hope to do some all grain stuff very soon :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: New toys

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:26 pm

nice where did you purchase this from
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Re: New toys

Postby bluc » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:33 pm

ebay mill from ibrew
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Re: New toys

Postby Plumby » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:12 pm

Nice wooden spoon.
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Re: New toys

Postby Kenster » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:52 pm

Nice one bluc... do u have a link for that ss vessel
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Re: New toys

Postby bluc » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:51 pm

Ebay item 162415252543 btw its a mash tun not a boiler.
Hang off buying for week or so. I will test it with boiling water. Main reason i went with this over plastic i want to try gelatinize corn by stepping it in boiling water. If it doesnt hold temp long enough it will be a big :handgestures-thumbdown: from me. Someone else here said they have one and it worked brilliant not sure if its same one though..
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Re: New toys

Postby Doubleuj » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:20 am

Nice one :handgestures-thumbupleft: who's the bloke in the reflection that really didn't want to be in the picture :laughing-rolling:
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Re: New toys

Postby That Guy » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:09 pm

Nice mash tun Bluc.

Very envious.
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Re: New toys

Postby bluc » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:35 pm

Doubleuj wrote:Nice one :handgestures-thumbupleft: who's the bloke in the reflection that really didn't want to be in the picture :laughing-rolling:

Lol
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Re: New toys

Postby bluc » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:36 pm

That Guy wrote:Nice mash tun Bluc.

Very envious.

Thanks. Tomorrow will fill with boiling water see how it performs
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Re: New toys

Postby Kenster » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:54 pm

thanks bluc, i understand it is not a boiler but may have potential to customise...
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Re: New toys

Postby bluc » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:51 pm

Prob could wack an element in but not sure how to airtight the lid :think:
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Re: New toys

Postby bluc » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:52 am

Sunday 9/07/17
Ambient temp max 18c minimum 11c

Water heated to 100c added 25l to mash tun did not pre heat it. Water drained into bucket then dumped into tun no care taken to maintain temp. Time 12.45
At some stage I will try putting water in carefully to maintain temp and see how much initial heat is lost. (doesn’t seem to be much as it stabilized at 87degrees c in mater of a minute and only lost a further 3 degrees in 1.5hrs).
Temp has dropped to about 84c in the tun loss of 3 degrees c over 1.5hrs. Added another 25l boiling water it raised temp back to 87. Time 2.15pm.( the way I added the water must really pull a lot of heat out of the water, fast)
after an hour current time 3.15pm temp 84.9c (has lost 3 degrees in 1.5hrs )same amount of heat as the first lot of water, even though the first lot would have thoroughly heated the tun before the second lot went in. So don’t really think its necessary to pre heat the mash tun.
4.15pm: temp now 83.3c (has lost 1.6 degrees c over an hour.)
5.15pm: temp 82c (has lost of 1.3c degrees over an hour.)
6.15pm: temp 80.5 (has lost of 1.5c degrees over an hour.)
7.15: temp 79(has lost 1.5 degree’s over an hour)
8.15 temp 78(has lost 1degree c over an hour)
9.15 temp 76.5(has lost 1.5 degrees c over an hour )
10.15 temp 75.5(has lost 1 degree c over an hour
*Average loss per hour 1.55 degrees c. Average taken from when full volume of water reached and stopped when I went to bed at 10.15pm.
I will now leave it till tomorrow for final temp. I reckon as it cools more it will lose even less per hour.

Mon 10/07/07
6.am temp 66.5c( has lost 9 degree over 7hrs 45mins)
8.15 temp 64c ( has lost 2.5 degrees c in 2hrs 15mins)
so malt time round 6am, 17hrs 15mins after initial water is added to boiler. Not fantastic heat retention but not bad. As far as all barley (scotch type drink) it will not have a problem maintaining heat. For gelatinization of corn I will try and get initial temp up may have to pre heat corn also maybe wrap the tun in a doona overnight.
Other thought
Tun is fairly light would be no good for a boiler with a heavy tower on top. Fittings are shit and leak will look at replacing them.
Over all am happy with my purchase and it should do what I want :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: New toys

Postby bluc » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:56 am

Kenster wrote:thanks bluc, i understand it is not a boiler but may have potential to customise...


bluc wrote:Prob could wack an element in but not sure how to airtight the lid :think:


The lid actually has a seal bit like a t500 lid also has hold down catches. But the stainless is only fairly light gauge I don't reckon you would want to put a bubbler on top of it..
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Re: New toys

Postby vqstatesman » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:57 pm

Even as an adult new toys are always very exciting. Good luck with the AG, once you nail your protocol and ages your stock you will never look back.
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Re: New toys

Postby copperhead road » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:05 pm

Well done mate , your well on your way at dipping your toe in the world of all grain :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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