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Old 12-04-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
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Are 15 gallon keggles too large to realistically run 5 gallon batches?

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Old 12-04-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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Nope I recently picked one up and love it for brewing, never fear the boil over again.

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Old 12-04-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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Nope. I do 5-gallon batches of my bigger beers (RIS, IIPA) and use my keggle. But you can still have a boil over.

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But you can still have a boil over.
I bet there is a great story that goes with this comment.
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Joker,

What kind of chiller are you using?? Can an immersiion get in there under enough wort to be effective or are you using a counterflow?

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I bet there is a great story that goes with this comment.
Let's just say my 888-RIS was supposed to yield more than 4 gallons.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:10 PM   #7
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I just use an immersion chiller, I think it works well. Probably more efficient ways out there though, there always seems to be.

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