Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 06:14 pm: ||
I am thinking about making a motorized mash stirrer. I have an old BBQ Rotisserie motor and am thinking about using that. Will this be enough torque or should I try to find an old Ice Cream Maker and canabalize the motor off of it?
Post Number: 141
|Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 06:19 pm: ||
I made one from a 11 inch pound motor that turns at 25 rpm. Used a 12" 3 blade fan blade to turn.
Not real happy with the mixing action as too much grain settles on the bottom of the mash. Since I direct fire, the grain gets hotter than the rest of the mash resulting in temp stratification. I am working on a new mash paddle design to fix that.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 06:22 pm: ||
My system is a HERMS so all firing is done in the HLT. I just want to keep the grains mixed and don't want to have to do it manually (Takes up beer drinking time ya know....).