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Old 04-20-2014, 07:51 PM   #11
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You could use it for both. Most keggle mash tun are nearly identical to keggle boil kettles. Just remove the false bottom.


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Old 04-20-2014, 11:01 PM   #12
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Great deal congrats buddy. What I suggest you do is drill a hole with a step bit and instal a 3 piece ball valve. If you can if suggest trying to silver solder a nipple to it but that requires a bit of work. But yeah do that and get/build a dip tube to prevent from having like 2+ gallons of dead space. That really is an amazing deal. If you want to learn about how to silver solder on a coupler there are some tutorials or PM me and i can tell you. Cheers


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Old 04-20-2014, 11:29 PM   #13
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You can use a keggle for the HLT, mash tun, boil kettle, whatever. All it is is a large stainless vessel that can be turned in to a pot at a lower cost than buying a similar size stainless pot/kettle.

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Old 04-21-2014, 12:25 AM   #14
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My recommendation would be to read this book front to cover: http://www.howtobrew.com/

Seriously. Read the whole thing. It is probably the best home brewing book out there.

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Old 04-21-2014, 04:32 PM   #15
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So I have another question. Is the keggle used at the mash tun AND boil?
Generally, no. Most people drain the wort from the mash tun into the boil kettle. You could drain it into another bucket first I guess but to answer your question, not usually.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:54 PM   #16
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Generally, no. Most people drain the wort from the mash tun into the boil kettle. You could drain it into another bucket first I guess but to answer your question, not usually.
Right...that is the only way I was thinking.

I was thinking something like mash into one of my other pots and then spray out the keggle, pour wort back in to keggle and the boil. I may have to keep my eyes out for another keg.
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Some people say hot side aeration (HSA) is a myth, and there are others who go to great lengths not to expose wort to oxygen. Just be aware that there are people who believe that you can oxidize wort pre-boil and have oxidation off-flavors show up post-fermentation. So if you're going to do it that way, don't just dump the bucket into the keggle.

On the other HSA may not even exist at the homebrewing scale. I don't think anyone has really done the research on it.

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Some people say hot side aeration (HSA) is a myth, and there are others who go to great lengths not to expose wort to oxygen. Just be aware that there are people who believe that you can oxidize wort pre-boil and have oxidation off-flavors show up post-fermentation. So if you're going to do it that way, don't just dump the bucket into the keggle.

On the other HSA may not even exist at the homebrewing scale. I don't think anyone has really done the research on it.
Oh yea...I agree not to splash things around.

I guess I am trying to see if I have a real use for this? I already drilled the holes and ordered the keggle conversion kit and site glass/thermometer kit as well.

BUT

I have 2 mash tuns (1 - 10ga, 1 -5ga), so I guess I could just use them like normal and make this my other brew pot because the one in the deal I picked up is not very good. Its thin aluminum and I think once I hit it with real heat it would burn the bottom extremely quick.

So I guess my keggle will become my main boiling pot. And I will use my normal boiling pot to be my lautering pot for the 170F water.

Guess I will look into building me a hop spider this weekend.
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