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Old 10-30-2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default what equipment do i need for AG setup

hello evryone i'm currently brewing 5gal extract kits and i would like to go 10gal AG setup. i have 50 quart Stainless Steel 18/0 Extra Large Stock pot from http://www.kitchenfantasy.com/shoppi...stockpots.html and Bayou Banjo High Pressure Classic Cooker with 10" Cast Iron Burner from http://www.homebrewheaven.com/ is the stock pot big enuf for 10gal AG? do i need another burner? what elts do i need for 10gal AG?

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Old 10-30-2007, 05:16 PM   #2
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Your pot is too small IMO for a kettle but will work great as a hot liquor tank. When I do 10 gal batches, I aim for 11 gals post-boil, so pre-boil volumes are ~ 13.5 gals. Using a 15.5 gal keggle, I have at least one boil over.

You can get away with a single burner, and that one will probably do fine. You'll need something (cooler/pot) to mash the grains in, at least 10 gals, with a braid/manifold/false bottom. And you'll need a very good chiller to chill 10 gal batches very fast.

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yeah, you want something about 15 gallons total capacity to pull off 10 gallon batches...hence the desire for kegs converted to brew kettles.

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Old 10-30-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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david garcia,

That same place has a 40, 50, & 75 qt for something like $259. I had them swap out the 40 qt for another 50 qt for $30.

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David

I think you can do 10 Gal with what you've got but, you are going to have to be very careful and watch the boil like a hawk with a spray bottle in your hand for the entire boil period.

However, everyone's suggestion that you get a bigger pot will make things a lot easier and safer. Be advised that when you have a boil over it's a PITA to clean baked on Wort off of your burner.

As to what else you need: at least a 10 gal. cooler for you mash / lauter tun.
spigots on you kettles. 10 gallons get heavy. A large spoon or paddle and good thermometer.

Other things that will make it easier on you include a tiered gravity feed system with 2 burners and a 15 gallon keggle. Plus if you are going to do 10 gal. investing in a kegging system will save you a lot of time and work as 10 gal. is a lot of beer to bottle.

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