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Old 11-18-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Cheapest route to 10 gallon all grain?

Any idea for those of us thinking of going all grain 10g at a time?

cheapest setup...vendor..etc


I know I need a minimum of a 14 gallon pot. and one of those 10gal igloo's with false bottom. Am I missing anything?

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:07 PM   #2
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If you're looking cheap, ditch the false bottom and make a manifold, get a used sanke and convert to a kettle...You can even ditch the 10 gallon igloo and go for a rectangular cooler for cheaper.

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:07 PM   #3
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A square cooler is usually cheaper than a round one. HTH.

Edit: Woops, got beat on that.

If you don't already have them, turkey fryer burner and immersion chiller.

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
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Converted keg for boil kettle, 50qt or larger cooler with a stainless braid, propane cooker, wort chiller and two 6 gallon better bottles.

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:09 PM   #5
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Probably want to build a CFC, an IC for 10gal batches will probably be expensive (I would think you need a 50' coil). Bobby_M's CFC tutorial shows you how to build a relatively cheap one.

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Here's the Counter-Flow Chiller (CFC) tutorial link:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/coun...utorial-51793/

I just got done reading it (nice work Bobby). Partway through, there is a link to purchase one pre-made for about $70 if you are not handy with copper cutting and soldering.

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