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Old 09-07-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, long time lurker, first time poster.

This may have been discussed before but I couldn't find it. I'm switching to all grain and had an idea for a sort of hybrid mash tun/biab approach. I bought a 5 gallon cooler and a 5 gallon paint strainer bag that happens to fit perfectly over the mouth of the cooler. I'm planning on doing a traditional single infusion with batch sparge, putting the grain in the bag in the cooler and draining the cooler through the valve it came with. I figure a stuck sparge would be nearly impossible. There's no manifold or false bottom, just the bag.

Any thoughts on this technique? I only do 2.5 gallon batches, so the 5 gallon cooler should have plenty of room.

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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It should work fine. Your finger will probably get tired of pressing that button to drain it though. Its very easy to pop it out and install a ball valve. If you're only doing 2.5 Gallon batches, you could probably just pour it out of the cooler into the kettle.

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