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Old 12-10-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Alright so I'm taking advantage of the Christmas season to expand my set up to begin starting all grain brewing.

I currently use a 15 gallon as pot a my boil kettle. I plan to continue doing this. My question is whether I really need two more 15 gallon pots or will 10 gallon pots suffice? I'll be deploying a gravity fed system.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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Cooler, direct fire or some other flavor of mash tun? You can get away with a bottling bucket, a 10 gallon cooler and some shelving. Just depends on what you're willing to put up with. 10/10/15 5/10/15 you can get either to work.

Have you looked at BIAB? I don't do that, but it seems like a pretty nifty way to step into AG with what you've already got on hand.

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No, I'm looking at going all stainless. The smallest I would be going is 10/10/15. I just don't know whether that will suffice or will I regret not going 15/15/15?

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Depends on batch size and how big you go with your gravity.

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What batch size?

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No, I'm looking at going all stainless. The smallest I would be going is 10/10/15. I just don't know whether that will suffice or will I regret not going 15/15/15?
Sounds Kline the cash isn't much of an issue and you're going all out so is say 15-15-15 and you will have no constraints on what and how large a beer you want to brew!
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Sounds Kline the cash isn't much of an issue and you're going all out so is say 15-15-15 and you will have no constraints on what and how large a beer you want to brew!
well you'd have a real hard time making a 16 gallon batch on that system
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No, I'm looking at going all stainless. The smallest I would be going is 10/10/15. I just don't know whether that will suffice or will I regret not going 15/15/15?
A lot of people that go with a 3 kettle system get a larger boil kettle. We recommend 20-15-15.

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A lot of people that go with a 3 kettle system get a larger boil kettle. We recommend 20-15-15.

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yeah if you are doing 10-13 gallon batches that's the size I would recommend
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well you'd have a real hard time making a 16 gallon batch on that system
Doh, funny, implied high gravity not meaning volume and assuming 10 gallon batches as stated the large kettle being 15 gallons....
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