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Old 06-12-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default 170F wort in my corny keg?

I need another vessel to keep my hot wort in during batch sparging and was wondering if my corny keg could handle 170F wort. Does anyone know?

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Old 06-12-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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Why not use your boil kettle? Or am I missing something?

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Old 06-12-2014, 04:00 PM   #3
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He might boil in his mash tun like I do for the time being.

I hold my hot wort in a brewing bucket while I batch sparge and rinse out the mash tun.

I'm sure a corny keg would work fine but take as much off of it as you can to minimize cleanup.

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I don't see why it wouldn't work. It is SS after all.

I am with 30Bones though, why? Aren't you sparging the wort into your brew kettle?

Or are you collecting a 2nd runnings for a subsequent brew?

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I assume the OP needs his boil kettle to heat the sparge water. A bucket should hold the wort until the sparge is done. The corny keg is stainless steel. 170 degree wort will not harm it at all.

Another route to go it to heat your sparge water and store it in another cooler. Then you would just drain the mash tun into the boil kettle. I went with 2 ten gallon pots and 2 burners. One as a HLT and the other as a BK with a water cooler mash tun.

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I guess I should have specified: I have a BIAB setup but would like to do batch sparging. I figured I could heat up a spaghetti pot with sparge water, drain the first runnings to the keg, add the sparge water, pull the bag out, and then add the first runnings from the keg back into the kettle.

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The stainless portion of the corny will be fine. Biggest issue you might run into is there glue that holds the rubber boots in place may get soft and loose... But 170 should be safe as the used hot water to clean them in pop use

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With BIAB, you don't necessarily need to heat the sparge water. Some report good success with room temp "sparge" water. You could also, take your grain bag out of the kettle, place it in a bucket then pour your "sparge" water over the bag in the bucket. If you use a bottling bucket you can then use the spicket to drain the runnings back into your kettle. (Or just pour them back in. either way works.)

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