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Old 03-04-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=23008
Subject is for a 10 gallon, but this works for a 5 gallon as well.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:52 PM   #3
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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.

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... 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
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:50 AM   #5
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Time to graduate. Your working way to hard for such little reward. Move up to the 5 or 10.

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Old 03-05-2008, 05:13 AM   #6
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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.
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How have you been managing 2 gallon mashes? That's like one night's drinking!

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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.
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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.

5 gal cooler with mesh bag, no need for complicated braids or anything...


The extreamly high tech sparging mechanism

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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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