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Old 10-20-2008, 01:40 AM   #1
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How much malt have you successfully mashed in a ten gal cooler? I am planning a Wee Heavy and am worried about space. Maybe just do two mashes?
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:52 AM   #2
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I think I've seen it posted that you can do the bigger beers in a 10G, but with not much room to spare.

I'm sure someone else will chime in....

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Old 10-20-2008, 01:57 AM   #3
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:43 AM   #4
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at 1.25 qt/lb my 5 gal round cooler maxed out at 12 lbs of grain.
I upgraded to a 10 gal cooler, and haven't maxed it out yet, but I would venture at same thickness, probably around 24 - 25 lbs

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Old 10-20-2008, 02:48 AM   #5
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Those calculators are great, but don't forget that you need to leave room in the tun to sparge it.

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Old 10-20-2008, 03:35 PM   #6
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i've pushed it and done 30 lbs. (not sure what the water to grain ratio is there). i only got about 65% efficiency though, and it was full to the brim which made sparging awkward.
26 lbs. is about as high as i'd go now.

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Old 10-20-2008, 05:14 PM   #7
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i just doughed in a 10 g batch of spiced pumpkin ale in my 10 g igloo cooler with a false bottom. there's 26 lbs of grain and pumpkin, 6.75 g of water (1:1 ratio), and a little room to spare.

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