Originally Posted by Mojzis
I used to do that also, but eventually realized a MLT is nice. I would advise to have separate buckets for pre-fermentation and post-fermentation. The possibility of infection makes it worth it spend a few extra dollars for a sparge/mash bucket in my eyes.
I have a 50L stainless keg I am thinking of cutting into a keggle for my HLT, (assume you meant HLT above), then adding pumps to move things around. It would be a lot easier on my back if I did everything without lifting. I use the same bucket for both pre/post sides of the process since I can always sterilize the bucket while the wort is boiling.