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Old 02-10-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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moving from 5g batches to 10g. i'm used to using my igloo cooler for doing my mash with my 5g setup. my new setup is a 3 tier gravity fed system with 15g pots and burners under each one. so, i'll be using a 15g pot with a false bottom to do my mash for 10g batches. how can i get an idea of what my efficiency is going to be? i don't want to screw up a whole 10g batch by under-shooting, or over-shooting my efficiency

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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If you stick to the same water/grain ratio, your efficiency will be very close to what you were getting with your 5 gal. batches. Good luck!

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Old 02-10-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Just worried because I'm going from an igloo cooler with a steel braid MT to a pot with a false bottom.

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The big change is the dead space, so you should measure that in advance.

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The big change is the dead space, so you should measure that in advance.
And if you can use a pick-up tube under your false bottom you can essentially eliminate the dead space.
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And if you can use a pick-up tube under your false bottom you can essentially eliminate the dead space.
Yeah, there's a dip tube under the false bottom
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Dude, it's only beer...even if you screw up, you'll still get beer. Just assume your first few batches are tests and see what happens.

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Dude, it's only beer...even if you screw up, you'll still get beer. Just assume your first few batches are tests and see what happens.
Well it's for a brew pub so I don't really want to scratch a batch. Guess ill just have to go for a forgiving style
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