Originally Posted by smizak
They have to be mashing thick. I can just squeak 12.5 lbs in my 5 gal. at 1.25 qts/lb.
Exactly, with 1/4" of room at the top right? Makes stirring quite a balancing act. You guys claiming 14+lbs of grain in a 5gal tun may want to check the actual volume of your tun I'd bet its closer to 5.5 or 5.75 actual volume. I know
mine is 5gal, and I know that I cannot fit 13lbs of grain in mine and 1.25qt/lb let alone 14+.
ScaryLarry, that recipe is right at the limit of your equipment before you will have to start mashing closer to 1.1qt/lb of grain.
EDIT: The calculator posted in here confirms.