Just brewed another Kama citra batch and it's time to get my set up optimized. I don't have a garage to build up a 3 tier system on wheels to roll out, so I need to lug all my stuff up from the basement,
Looking at a 3 tier system my HLT would end up sitting on a 58" high platform which would be a pain I think.
So I was thinking just raise my mash tun up on a 32" high platform/ table, and then I would have the right elevation to drain the wort into the boil kettle sitting on my Dark star burner. Then perhaps just get a small variable speed pump to move the sparge water into the mash tun and maybe use the pump to move the heated water from the kettle to the HLT.
I have found I kind of like doing the fly sparge, but I don't like having to wait for my 7.5 gal of wort to fill the kettle before lifting it up onto the burner as I have to now. I would like to get the heat on the kettle so that when its full, I am reasonably close to a boil temp. Also picking up the kettle to dump 170-200 deg f water into the HLT is not without risk so to be able to use a pump would be nice.
Do you guys think leaving the HLT on the deck and use a small pump is a viable option here?