It’s the Little Things That Make The Difference
About a year I got my brew stand and have been doing little things here and there to make it work for me, keep in mind everything is manual on it; I don’t have any controls or starters, just manual gauges and 2 pumps. I’ll eventually get fancy like my buddy Billy over at Homebrew Academy with his recent Brutus build, but for now I there isn’t enough free time to go that route. However, I can imagine that I have $1500 laying around that I could spend on the Blichmann Tower of Power.
Like any good geek, I was reading the installation guide to figure out how it would integrate into my setup. The installation looked pretty easy, Blichmann if you need a tester, I’d be happy to lend a helping hand. I digress… Reading the installation guide, the temperature control plug goes right next to the pump, so the outflow of the mash can be easily monitored. Why had I never done this? I had my thermometer though the side of the mush tun and it had been causing me troubles with my mash temp for so long. What’s even worse, I just dealt with it; not bothering to look up a alternate solution.
Last night before I brewed, I threw some fittings and an extra thermometer together and put it right before the Chugger pump’s intake. It was so simple, 5 minutes of thread tightening and I had absolutely no problems with temperature on last nights brew!
What are some of your “Why didn’t I think of that moments”?