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Old 10-19-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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How do I guesstimate how large a cooler I will need for full boil 5 gallon batches? Is there a magic formula for X qt cooler per gallon wort size?

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Old 10-19-2009, 12:35 AM   #2
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It depends on what your efficiency is, what is the highest OG brew you want to make, how thick you mash, whether you fly sparge or batch sparge, and probably a whole bunch of other factors.

See http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml (can I mash it) for a great calculator, and err on the side of bigger is better.

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Min 20 qt., max 48 to 52 qt. for 5 gallon batches IMO.

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ajf,
Thanks for the link. That is what I was looking for.

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