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Old 10-06-2010, 02:04 AM   #1
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I came across this and I'm very interested in it


It's batch sparging with a cooler. Has anyone tried it? It seems very promising.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:17 AM   #2
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Nope, never heard of it, but it sounds GENIUS!

Lol, j/k. Yes, most of us use that, and it is just about the cheapest most efficient way that one can homebrew all grain beer. Do a bit of searching in that top right search bar for cooler mlt, and you'll get tons of info.

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Old 10-06-2010, 02:28 AM   #3
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this is such a good way to do it, most of us do it very similarly. works great

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Okay, the idea of "all grain" seemed like some intimidating process. Holy crap, if it's that easy, I might have to switch.

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Awesome! I'm excited about this. So it's just a matter of building the lines and all of that. I assume there is some sort of a shut off valve somewhere in the line?
There are probably tutorials on how to do this...so I need to search the forums now. Thanks for the info, guys!

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I found a 15 gallon cooler on sale at Lowes for $27. Is 15 gallons TOO big, or does that not really matter? There is a 7 gallon one as well.

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That's the video (and the people on here ) that pushed me into all grain. Also since I watched this video 500 times, my first all grain was the Steam Beer, or California common.

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Less head room will help prevent temp drop. So 15 gal might be a bit excessive.

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If you make a high gravity beer you'll need the room for more grain. I have a 12 gal igloo called the ice cube. No problem getting 20lbs of grain in there. Also it's square which works really well when you put the valve on because the surface is flat for the washers to seal. Got some styrofoam from the hardware store and cut it to fit down inside to decrease the headroom when needed. The styrofoam is also handy for poking your thermometer through for temp readings.

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Yeah he's right. 15 gal may be a bit big. I think most use 10 gal. I already had this 12 gal in my garage so I just used that and it's working great.

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