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ryan_pants 02-10-2007 09:24 PM

How much mash can a mash tun mash? Need Help for Tomorrow's Brew!
 
Ok so I'm just about to take on my first AG brew tomorrow. The yeast is percolating hapily in its starter and I'm reviewing the recipe to make sure I have everything I need to get started and now I'm nervous.

I'm doing the BYO Aventinus Weizenbock (http://byo.com/recipe/714.html) and I need to mash 13.5 pounds of grain in 4.25 gallons of water... Will this all fit in my 5 gallon (cylinder cooler) tun? I'm having a hard time getting my brain around how the volume of the grain will work with that much water... Can I mash with less water than that? Would I need to? Can I reduce the amount of grain and mash water proportionally to better fit the cooler?

I know the easy answer is get a bigger tun, and for the next batch I definitely will, but I don't have the resources for this one... Please help!

david_42 02-10-2007 09:46 PM

There's several threads on this. Looks like people do 15 lbs at 1 quart per pound in a five gallon cooler. Seems like a real squeeze though and with all that wheat, tarball time. Maybe reduce everything 20% and do a 4 gallon batch?

seanhagerty 02-10-2007 09:52 PM

http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

Check this out, you can determine if you have enough mash tun volume

Sean

delboy 02-11-2007 01:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seanhagerty
http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

Check this out, you can determine if you have enough mash tun volume

Sean

Nice link was going to bookmark it but i can't see what ratio of water to grain they are using, prob just missed it cos i had a few home brews. If anyone more sober than me spots it or knows the answer please post it. Cheers :mug: .

Bobcatbrewing42 09-11-2014 04:23 PM

You have probably already brewed. I think you can cram your recipe into that small mashtun and if you fly sparge and stir it while sparging you can probably make it work albeit somewhat inefficiently. I went to a 15.5 gal keggle for my mashtun and never looked back. It works great for all sorts of batch sizes. I can even do close to a 15 gal batch, fly sparging and babysitting the boil that is close to the top of the keggle boil kettle.

dex0807 09-19-2014 05:16 AM

Holy zombie thread....😠

kcmobrewer 09-19-2014 07:43 AM

How much mash can a mash tun mash? Need Help for Tomorrow's Brew!
 
Lmao 7 years later. I would certainly hope he has brewed.


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Saboral 09-19-2014 11:57 AM

How much mash can a mash tun mash? Need Help for Tomorrow's Brew!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobcatbrewing42 (Post 6368094)
You have probably already brewed.


And the understatement of the year award goes to......

No he's still trying to figure out his mash tun volumes. Will somebody please help him. I think he'll need some new yeast and probably grain too.

Stealthcruiser 09-19-2014 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kcmobrewer (Post 6383614)
Lmao 7 years later. I would certainly hope he has brewed.


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