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Old 02-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Ok so i have been looking into switching over to all grain from extract brewing for almost a year now and i think i have decided on a modified BIAB setup. My plan is to take my turkey fryer kettle and cut out a hole in the bottom and intall a false bottom to be my mashtun. I have a keggle that I will be using as my kettle, and made the opening large enough for my mashtun to fit through. The frame will simply be a weldless build extending a few feet above the keggle so I can install a pully to lift the mashtun from the kettle. I will use a pump to recirculate the wort into the mashtun to form a decent grain bed. My question here is has anyone seen a build like this before? I havent come accross anything like it other then the traditional BIAB setup. Anyways tell me what your thoughts are with this.

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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I will post pictures once the build is finished, I am also considering adding another keggle to use as a HLT so I can sparge.

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Old 02-14-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
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It seems to me to be a lot of work for a kludge that may not work right anyway. Why not start by doing a batch or 2 BIAB right in the turkey fryer so you know what that is like. If you hate the process or outcome, then think about modifications.

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Old 02-14-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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It seems like it might be easier to get a cooler for a mash tun, BIAB (no-sparge, full volume) mash in that, then drain that into the kettle. Basically a 2-vessel set up.

If you add a HLT you'll pretty much have a normal 3 vessel set up and it wouldn't be a BIAB anymore.

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My thoughts? You're complicating a simple process.

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Old 02-14-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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OK that's pretty much what I needed to hear. I have enough equipment for a three vessel setup, I was just looking for something that would be smaller and still be able to produce a decent amount per batch since I live in an apartment and only have a patio space.

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