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Step mashing performance?

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(@everhard)
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Hello, I'm in the planning stages of building my control panel, I have been brewing at a friend's home setup for a couple years, a relatively simple setup using a cooler as the mash tun, recently we've started doing step mashes. 

Looking ahead to my brewery that I hope to have running by the end of Jan - 3 kettle system - for those doing step mashes how long does it take to raise the temp between steps? I've been doing a fair bit of online reading on the topic and it seems there's a lot of opinions... 

Thanks,

E.


   
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michael
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Hi!

It all depends on your setup and how much heat you are losing. There are many factors; like recirculation speed, kettle size, volume, … It takes about 30 minutes to rise my mash (15 gal) from 154F to 168F. I don’t do any step mashing, just mash out.

You can insulate the mash tun and HLT so you lose less heat.


   
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