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Old 03-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Scaling up

So like manyof us, I've been doing 5 gal batches with specialty grains for the last year. I'm going to be in charge of brewing all the beer for my wedding in August, and instead of building an AG setup, then learning how to use it effectively, I plan on making a keggle and doing 10 gallon batches, with a full boil. I plan on using a propane burner (I've been doing partial boils on the stove, but it struggles to boil even 3 gallons) and outfitting my keggle with a sight gauge, and a valve with a dip tube and hop screen going into a counterflow chiller. After the wedding is paid off, I plan on outfitting it with and electric heating element and building an eHERMS rig. Does anyone use a similar setup? Any advice on scaling up recipes? Anything else I might want to add?

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Old 03-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Invest the $25 or so dollars in Beersmith and let it do the math for you.

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Yeah, deciding on a brewing software was the other thing on my mind.

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Why not just spend the roughly $40 on a cooler to mash in? You don't need some fancy system to make great beer. AG is easy.

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Old 03-27-2012, 06:23 AM   #5
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Why not just spend the roughly $40 on a cooler to mash in? You don't need some fancy system to make great beer. AG is easy.
I was considering that as well. It would probably be more economical in the long run, I suppose.
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