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Old 01-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default 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!

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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Since you are only doing 5 gallon batches I would use the 15 for the boil.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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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!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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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

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

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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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