Originally Posted by wilserbrewer
I would think a 165 qt. cooler would be perfect for 20 - 40 gallon batches.
It would be GREAT for 20 gallon batches and would work good for ten but not for a 5 gallon batch.
Unless you are going to go with a min of 10 gal then sure use this but if not then don't. Remember, the more you mash the more you boil. I have a 20 gallon MLT and it works great for both 5 and 10 gal but if I want to go bigger (which I can) I need to get a larger kettle,