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Old 03-20-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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I have decided to start my adventures in all grain brewing and have come for some advice on grain bill. I am brewing with a keggle and a bayou classic kb4 and will be building my MT this weekend (10 gal bev cooler style). until i get a 2nd pot my keggle will have to suffice as my HLT and my boil kettle.

My goal is a Session Pale Ale for the summer:

A Long Summers Session

8# Pale 2 Row
1# Carapils
.5# Rye

1oz Centennial @ 60
.5 oz Cascade @ 10
2oz Centennial Dry Hop

OG 1.048
IBUs 45ish

any suggestion? grain related stuff etc?

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Take plenty of notes on your volumes.

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My only concern is that you will need another pot to use as the HLT. (I used my old boil pot for my HLT while I waited to find my third keg).

Here is why: Once your mash is done, you have to sparge (with about 5 gals I would guess with this batch) and that water goes slowly into your mashtun while you are slowly running the wort into your keggle. So you need somewhere to hold the sparge water and the wort.. hence 3 vessels.

Here is what my setup was like while I waited. For my third keg

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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On second though, I think that the BIAB guys use two vessels, so maybe check on that. I fly sparge so basically always have needed 3 vessels (boil kettle, MT, and HLT.

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You can batch sparge and just collect your runnings in a bucket, thus only requiring a single kettle.

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.5 lb. of rye won't really be detectable IMO.

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Good point. That would work! Not sure why that didn't come to mind

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.5 lb. of rye won't really be detectable IMO.
Should I replace it or just drop it all together?
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Should I replace it or just drop it all together?
Either way...you could also increase it or just leave it as is and see what you think.
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You can batch sparge and just collect your runnings in a bucket, thus only requiring a single kettle.
That is exactly what I do. $8 for a 5 gallon bucket or $75 - $100 for another pot and burner. Difficult decision.
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