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Jack 03-04-2008 10:14 PM

you can't fit 3 gallons in a 2 gallon mash tun
 
SWMBO got me a three gallon carboy (I've been making one gallon batches), and I just realized today that this means I need to upgrade my mash tun as well. Because, you know, you can't fit three gallons into a two gallon mash tun.

My current mash tun uses the braided hose design that I saw on Basic Brewing Video. Can I apply the same concept to a larger mash tun?

And I'd like to upgrade to a ball valve. Where's the best place to get one?

ShortSnoutBrewing 03-04-2008 10:29 PM

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/cheap-easy-10-gallon-rubbermaid-mlt-conversion-23008/
Subject is for a 10 gallon, but this works for a 5 gallon as well.

Chriso 03-04-2008 11:52 PM

But you should probably just buy the 10 gal so that you don't have to upgrade in the future. Unless you plan to stay on small batches, of course. Then you can disregard this point.

BlendieOfIndie 03-05-2008 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jack
... you know, you can't fit three gallons into a two gallon mash tun.

So THATs why I always spill a gallon on the floor :p :p :cross:

Pimp Juice 03-05-2008 04:50 AM

Time to graduate. Your working way to hard for such little reward. Move up to the 5 or 10.

Jack 03-05-2008 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pimp Juice
Time to graduate. Your working way to hard for such little reward. Move up to the 5 or 10.

This might not be an appropriate time to tell you that I've been thinking about doing split mashes because I'm running out of space in my apartment to store my expanded brewery.

Judd 03-05-2008 05:31 AM

How have you been managing 2 gallon mashes? That's like one night's drinking!

Pimp Juice 03-05-2008 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jack
This might not be an appropriate time to tell you that I've been thinking about doing split mashes because I'm running out of space in my apartment to store my expanded brewery.

I see, you don't have the room. I'll be quite now, brew on.

MikeRLynch 03-06-2008 08:45 PM

I brew both 5 and 3 gal batches in my little apartment with only a 5 gal cooler and a bag. On www.luckybastardbrewing.com I break it down.
http://www.luckybastardbrewing.com/DSCN2664.jpg
5 gal cooler with mesh bag, no need for complicated braids or anything...

http://www.luckybastardbrewing.com/DSCN2667.jpg
The extreamly high tech sparging mechanism :)

mike

IrregularPulse 03-12-2008 07:10 PM

When sparging the idea is to pour over until it comes out clear like in the pic above or clear as in Clear of any floaties??


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