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movet22 01-11-2013 09:28 PM

So 2 stainless steel kettles walk into a bar...
 
One is 15 gal, the other is 8 gal. Which should I use for my HLT, and which should I use for my BK?

I run a 5 gal, AG setup with a rubbermaid 10 gal cooler for a MT. 1.5 teirs (I gravity feed my strike/sparge water and I pump my runnings to my BK).

Any help is appreciated!

Monster Mash 01-11-2013 09:33 PM

Since you are only doing 5 gallon batches I would use the 15 for the boil.

RScottyL 01-11-2013 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monster Mash (Post 4775464)
Since you are only doing 5 gallon batches I would use the 15 for the boil.

I agree!

The 15 gallon would give you the extra headspace to prevent a boilover!

Clearcut23 01-11-2013 10:19 PM

Yah you'll never need 15 gallons of hit water for a 5 gallon batch. I'm currently using an 8 gallon boil pot for 5 gallon batches and a 5 gallon pot for hot water. As soon as I can afford to step up to 10 gallon batches ill use my 8 gallon brew pot for hot water and a 15 gallon keg for boiling

RTL 01-12-2013 03:11 AM

Use the 15 as the HLT and heat the entire water bill for two back to back five gallon batches.

mpcluever 01-12-2013 03:35 PM

No need to heat and hold hot water hours before it's used. I'd use the 15 as the BK.


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