JamesF wrote:Yes, I'm definitely going to have bottom-draining mash tun and kettle, but hadn't decided if it was worth the bother for the HLT. I'm thinking I probably will.Belter wrote:JamesF wrote:Is there a particular benefit in having a bottom drain on the HLT?
Dead space only. If I built mine again I'd do a bottom drain. My system is 100 80 100 and each part of the process having a larger dead space means I have to add more grain to compensate for more liquid to cover the dead space. Nothing major but I lose a lot more than those on smaller setups. My pots are a bit big for lifting about. Not such an issue on a hlt as its just water.
I haven't looked to see what size of brewery you're building but I definitely don't need an 80L (realistic output) brewery. I thought I did but I dont... Yet at least. I enjoyed building it though. Just saying in case you saw some big rigs and were undecided. 5gallons is enough for any man who likes variety (imo)