Hugh Carnahan: Holy crap! These guys are the ones that got me started brewing out of Tulsa, I know famous internet people! Heck of a drive form Bartlesville, but worth it. Live in Cali now, but won't forget how I got started. Thanks for having a good store and friendly service!
Desiree Knott: LOL. Yes, ALL of Dave's accents are atrocious!
mwil7034: G'day from Oz, no offence taken, thought you were a South African to begin with lol that accent was atrocious :-)
Curtis B: Hi there , great piece of kit you got there , what is the sprinkler/sparger under the lid . Cheers & Beers
D Noss: Wouldnt the sprinkler head aerate the wort?
Kenneth Ryckeley: Could the spray inlet be swapped for a simple whirlpool recirc as in your 3 vessel system allowing for people to stir to their hearts content? Also I have concerns for hop utilization in a bag, is there any way to use a fine enough bag to allow the hops to be free floating?
Steven Rogers: why do you need a hop bag? How would free floating hops interfere with the heating element?
High Gravity Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies: The 44 and 62 quart version have a rim at the top that prevents the basket from sitting on the bottom leaving a space to place the heating element. The 82 quart version has feet on the bottom of the basket lifting it off the bottom.
yambor44: Does the basket just sit on the element or is there something in the pot preventing that?
High Gravity Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies: Thanks! We love it. Now we can brew in the store!
Boss Hawg: Nice concept
BrewTaku: Thanks for the info. Thankfully I have a ceiling fan in my kitchen and I have been thinking of buying a dehumidifier anyway so I think this should work for me. I think I'll be ordering soon!!!
High Gravity Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies: That can be an issue. We turn on the ceiling fans and crack a few windows.
Our first time brewing electric indoors was quite comical. The walls started to collect water and drip down the wall (we were doing a 10 gallon batch with 13 gallons boiling. I joked that after a few more batches the walls would be clean!
Opening the windows made a significant difference.
BrewTaku: One thing I like about this system is the ability to brew indoors but I'm wondering about all the steam from a 90 minute 6 or 7 gallon boil indoors. Any concerns or suggestions about excess moisture inside the house?
Dene McDonald: My efficiency is usually 79%, no sparge and standard crush from the LHBS. Don't do anything special, but I do step mash and stir lots.
High Gravity Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies: Yay!
High Gravity Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies: Sorry it took so long to respond. I wasn't getting notified when someone posted.
Tim Harlow: Thanks... just see a lot of guys getting close to 80% with BIAB so I was wondering. appreciate the tip.
High Gravity Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies: Tim, 70% is GREAT for a BIAB. The only suggestion I would have it to possibly crush the grain twice and squeeze the bag to get all the wort possible out of it. Those are the most common suggestions that I've seen.
Honestly though, 70% is very good. In fact, getting much more than that even with a traditional 3-tier system runs the risk of pulling "bad stuff" from the grains.