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Old 07-26-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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So I am attempting my 1st 10 Gal AG batch this afternoon, but I see 1 area where I am going to have a problem. My equipment is a 15 Gal pot and a 60Qt. Mashtun w/ braid, I batch sparge. My problem lies in the fact that I only have 1 vessel that can heat enough strike and sparge water. Usually I run my 1st runnings into a secondary pot (only 3.5 gal capacity or so) and havent had a problem. But my 1st runnings on this batch will be more than the pot can handle. So, the questions is, what do I use to hold 1st runnings until I add my sparge watewr to the mash tun?

Edit: Homer bucket? Can it withstand the heat?

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I use my old bottling bucket in cases where I have to hold onto the wort before I can put it in the boil kettle. You don't want it sitting around a long time, but it should be ok for a short time.

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Bottling buckets or your fermenting buckets are good. If those are tied up I've used regular Menard buckets or coolers. Really anything.

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It will only be in the bucket long enough for me to get 1st runnings and add sparge water, maybe 20 minutes

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you'll be fine using a bucket. What kind of beer you brewing?

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its 10 gal of RyePA. Last time we brewed it, it was amazing, but my buddy drank it all, so we are doing it again so I can enjoy some

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/summer-ryepa-160096/

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