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Old 03-29-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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I am looking to upgrade my brewing equipment and was thinking about making my own mash tun. I figured this would be as good a place as any to ask if anyone knew of how to go about it, or if there were any websites I should visit. I would really appreciate the help. Thanks!

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Old 03-29-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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dennybrew.com

It covers batch sparging too. search manifold and you will see all different options to using the stainless steel braid.

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Check the project locator sticky at the top of this subforum. You can find a link to the DIY mashtun most of us here use

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Thanks guys, I'm looking at a 25 gallon cooler right now

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Thanks guys, I'm looking at a 25 gallon cooler right now
I guess you subscribe to go big or go home!!!

If you decide to go with 5 or 10 gallon mash tuns, take a look at this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/chea...version-23008/ or http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/a...0-gallons.html.

I'm certainly a bit envious of your plans...how many gallons of beer do you plan your brew on a typical brew day?!?!
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Thanks guys, I'm looking at a 25 gallon cooler right now
The round coolers are more likely to be called out in sizes by gallon. The rectangular ones are usually quarts. You're better off searching for a 100 Qt mash tun. Same size. Better search results.
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I'm looking to do 20 gallons in a single swing. The cooler I'm looking at is 100 quarts, it's a square cooler. My family just opened their winery, and in a few years they are moving into a larger facility, and we are thinking about turning the old space into a micro brewery, so I'm workin my way up.

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The start of my new mash tun, 150 quarts, 37.5 gallons.

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Sure it is big enough?

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Haha I won't have to upgrade for a while. I've got to dig around for a 20-30 gallon boil pot, and a bigger fermenter

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