Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Keggle Mash tun
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-08-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
CoalCracker
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CoalCracker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Macungie, Pa
Posts: 1,590
Liked 100 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default Keggle Mash tun

What is the most grain you have fit into a keggle mash tun with a false bottom? I have done the calculations but it doesn't account for a false bottom.

__________________

coalcrackerbrewing.blogspot.com
Vintage Kegerator Build
1 BBL Tippy Dump


Reason: forgot something
CoalCracker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
TopherM
Vinz Clortho - the Keymaster of Gozer the Gozerian
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TopherM's Avatar
Brew Setups
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,897
Liked 428 Times on 338 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Does your false bottom sit right at the curve for the bottom of the keggle? I have a Coors keg keggle, which might be slightly different than a BM keg, but about .5-.75 gallons of liquid fits under the false bottom, so you figure the volume of the keg - the false bottom is somewhere between 14.75 - 15 gallons. How much grain you could fit from there would depend on how much water you intend on using. You could fit a good bit of grain (30-32 lbs or so) if you were doing a high OG 5-6 gallon batch (like a Barleywine), or fit a moderate amount of grain (less than 25 lbs) if you were doing a 7-9, maybe 10 gallon lower OG batch (like a session ale).

__________________

Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Mango Habenero Berliner Weisse
Primary #3 - EMPTY!
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Oktoberfest
Keg #2 - Chamomile Honey Wheat
Keg #3 - Pumpkin Ale
Bottled - NONE!

TopherM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,197
Liked 1042 Times on 696 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Even with a full false bottom (15-16" diameter) you can get about 33 pounds of grain in there. I think 31 was the most I used, but it had another 1/2" headspace ;-)

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2011, 10:03 PM   #4
bwarbiany
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bwarbiany's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Laguna Hills, CA
Posts: 1,932
Liked 620 Times on 363 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Biggest I've ever done is about 38-40 lbs in a 15.5 gal keggle. That, plus 2# of sugar, netted me about 9 gallons of 1.100 barleywine.

__________________
bwarbiany is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2011, 12:00 AM   #5
Jklinden
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Abilene, Tx
Posts: 163
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Can always add water to the boil hehe

__________________
Jklinden is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2011, 03:00 PM   #6
CoalCracker
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CoalCracker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Macungie, Pa
Posts: 1,590
Liked 100 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Was just wondering if I'd be able to squeeze out the occasional 20 gallons of pale ale. current recipe is 20lbs for 10g. Guess that won't work out so well. Or I just mash thick. Friend and I brew together and split 10 gallon batches. Be nice to split a 20 from time to time.

__________________

coalcrackerbrewing.blogspot.com
Vintage Kegerator Build
1 BBL Tippy Dump

CoalCracker is offline
djreson Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2011, 03:16 PM   #7
deanfootlong
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 38
Default

38-40 lbs here. my false bottom sits right at the curve of the bottom of the keg. so its 15 inches in diameter. i did 11 gallons of an imperial stout and got an og of 1.097. would have been higher if it were just a ten gallon batch.

__________________
deanfootlong is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2011, 03:48 PM   #8
dstar26t
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ridley Park, PA
Posts: 1,176
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts

Default

I have a full false bottom and packed 44-15/16 lbs into my A-B half bbl keg MLT for a 12 gal batch of Barleywine. It was .78 qts/lb above the false bottom or .839 if you account for the space under. Took a while to dough in, that's for sure. I wouldn't plan on doing this very often.

__________________
Next: Egregious inspired beer
Fermenting: Barrel Fermented Dreg Lambic, Brett Trois Helles, Carrot Blossom Cedar Mead
Drinking: RIS, Coffee RIS, Jalapeno RIS, Heavy Hopper v2, Dusseldorf Altbier v5, Oktoberfest v5, Dopplebock v2, Cider, Rye Berliner Weisse, Sauerkraut Fermented Gose, Lambic, Brett Trois IPA, Brett Blonde, Kriek, Saison, Sour Blonde, RIS
Barrel aged: RIS, Rye Barleywine, Tripel
dstar26t is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2011, 04:12 PM   #9
OLDBREW
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SJ
Posts: 759
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

40 in mine

__________________
OLDBREW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2011, 04:42 PM   #10
CoalCracker
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CoalCracker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Macungie, Pa
Posts: 1,590
Liked 100 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Good. Sounds like I'm set then.

__________________

coalcrackerbrewing.blogspot.com
Vintage Kegerator Build
1 BBL Tippy Dump

CoalCracker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keggle Mash Tun - Sparging Griffsta All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 03-26-2009 07:32 PM
Mash in Keggle - False Bottom vs. amount of mash water Griffsta All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 03-24-2009 02:09 PM
Heating Keggle with Mash Rockweezy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 01-31-2009 11:36 PM
Cooler vs. Keggle for Mash Tun jtvinny All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 04-05-2008 05:47 AM
Mash Tun & Keggle WhoAmI All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 01-16-2008 07:26 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS