Mar 29, 2017 by Josh

Q: So just got the unit....set it at 166 and waited until it got there. Then when I tried to hold it there, it went all the way to 160. This is disappointing as a mash needs to be more dialed in than that. Any tips?

A: The Mash & Boil has a 6° differential to prevent rapid cycling and wear to the heating element, which means if you set it to 166, it will get there and then turn off and wait until it drops 6° to 160°. It should then turn back on and go back up to 166°. This is generally not a problem when striking the mash, as long as you hit it at 166°, and mix in the grain then.

Mar 23, 2017 by Daniel K

Q: Heating elements all have a useful life span before they must be replaced. As I read earlier, the coil is not replaceable. What is the repair on this unit then for a burnt heating coil?

A: There is no repair, as the element is welded into the base of the boiler.

Mar 22, 2017 by Josh

Q: I just purchased this, really excited! If I wanted to add a dip tube, is this possible? If so, have you tried it with a dip tube?

A: As you can tell, the interior of the valve is smooth and not threaded. We have not tried a dip tube,but you will find after the boil that the wort below the level of the valve is full of trub and not all that desirable (especially if you use an immersion chiller). So we have not found after use that a dip tube would be a great thing, although it might be if you are using a plate or counterflow chiller.

Mar 18, 2017 by Matt

Q: Could a kettle screen be attached to the inside of the unit?

A: No, the included valve does not have female threads.

Mar 18, 2017 by scott

Q: Can you run the controller in celsius?

A: Yes, it is easy to change the programming from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Scroll down to the bottom of the product description for more on this.

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