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Old 01-18-2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Overkill for 1 gallon all grain batch?

Would a 2 or 3 gallon rubbermaid water cooler be overkill to use in 1 gallon all grain batches to keep the mash at temp ?

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Old 01-18-2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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Default nothing wrong with that idea

I use a 2 gallon Rubbermaid cooler for 1 or 2 gallon batches.

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Old 01-18-2014, 05:38 PM   #3
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Nice pics !!!!

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Very cool. Does the cooler drain well with that manifold design?

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Yes, it does drain well. my 10 gallon mash tun is built much the same way. I have done several recipes with this 2 gallon coleman and it holds temps fairly well. I did a wheat barley back in early December that came out really well. This allows me to brew smaller batches inside during bad weather when otherwise I would not get to brew.

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Nice !!! I saw the Coleman at Walmart tonight but would need some instruction on making that manifold

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Could I use one of those bazooka screens?

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I use a bazooka screen. I have to tip the cooler when it gets near the bottom with batch sparging. I don't know if I would use it for fly-sparge or not.

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I use a 5 gallon cooler for 3 gallon batches and I can get up to 1.085 or so with just grain and any gravity I want with a little sugar and/or DME.

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