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Old 06-30-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Ive been brewing in a 15.5G keggle that I use as my hlt and bk and using a cooler as my mash tun. I recently aquired a new keg but its a european keg and is 13.5G. My questiong is what does everyone think? Should I use this smaller keg as my boil kettle so i can do ten gallons of high gravity brews and use my 15.5G keggle as my new mash tun? Or should I mash in the 13.5G keg. I normally do ten gallon batches and never need more then 12.5G in the kettle to hit ten gallons and that is at the most.

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Old 06-30-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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With only a gallon to spare, you'd be cutting it close as a kettle. You'd have to really watch for boilovers.

Have you thought about the HLT? I've never had more than 12 gallons in my HLT at once when doing 10 gallon batches.

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Old 06-30-2011, 01:17 PM   #3
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You would be better off using the euro-keg as your MLT and reserving the regular Sanke for your BK. At 15.5 gal, I have had boil-overs in mine with 10 gal batches, so 13.5 would be really cutting it close in my opinion.

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I'd use the euro keg as a fermenter and find another keg for bk or mlt. I have to be difficult !

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:37 PM   #5
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eventually it will be my hot liquor tank when I set up my herms but for now im relying on just my two vessel system until i get my hands on one more keg. Im honestly leaning towards using as my bk for now because i only need 11.5 gallons in the kettle to end up with ten gallons in the fermenter after boil off and cold break.

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