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Old 04-01-2014, 04:09 AM   #1
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Default 10 gallon Ebiab possible?

So I've been mulling over wether I want to stick with my original 5 gallon ebiab keggle setup plan or move to a traditional three vessel electric setup. I most often brew 5 gallon batches, but there are a few recipes that I wish I had more of in the pipeline to last longer, which is where 10 gallons would be nice. If the right size kettle were selected is it possible to do 5 and 10 gallon ebiab batches? I have a shop with 240v already ran and plenty of ceiling trusses for my pulley hoist...


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Old 04-01-2014, 04:26 AM   #2
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I can do 5 and 10 gallon batches in my 15 gallon pot.

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Old 04-01-2014, 12:25 PM   #3
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Default 10 gallon Ebiab possible?

And you don't have any issues recirculating or heating that much volume? My main concern was needing a large enough pot to accommodate the grain bill and water for 10 gallon batches and not have it be ridiculously oversized for 5 gallon batches...


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I can do 5 and 10 gallon batches in my 15 gallon pot.

My keggle is 15.5 and I have a hard time seeing how I can fit the 10+ gallon preboil volume and the grain bill in there, unless you're sparging to top up to your preboil volume?


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You can do a full volume mash on the 10G batches depending on how big a beer it is. I think like 1.060 or lower I can do, anything higher than that I will have to top up after the mash with a sparge of sorts. I normally do 5G batches but have done 10G successfully as well. My 240v 5500w element has no problems bringing 12+ gallons to a boil.

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You can do a full volume mash on the 10G batches depending on how big a beer it is. I think like 1.060 or lower I can do, anything higher than that I will have to top up after the mash with a sparge of sorts. I normally do 5G batches but have done 10G successfully as well. My 240v 5500w element has no problems bringing 12+ gallons to a boil.

That's just what I wanted to know. I tried searching and couldn't find anything on a 10 gal ebiab setup and wanted to make sure my keggle conversion would work, thanks mate!


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I BIAB in a 15 gallon pot, and cannot truly brew a no-sparge, ten gallon batch unless it is fairly low gravity.

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I use my 25 gallon kettle for 10 gallon batches. That way no worries on gravity. I don't like brewing low ABV beers however.

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25 gallon kettle is the way to go for the greatest flexibility. I do mostly moderate Og 10 gallon batches but also smaller 5 gallon batches, both work fine, a 10 gallon imperial stout pushes the volume to the top.


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Yup, if you want to do true BIAB (no sparge), which is the whole point for me, then a larger OG 10 gallon batch will fill even a 25 gallon kettle to the brim. At that point, you have to have some kind of mechanical assistance to lift the bag however. I did 15 gallons of 1.125 in my 25 gallon, but had to supplement 5 gallons with LME.

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