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Old 03-14-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Alright I finally got my system set up and it looks like I am going to have about 3/4 gallon of liquid left in my keggle MLT. Is this normal for this set up. I am using a tee and a SS hose style filter in a circle . And have it almost touching the bottom of my keggle on a 45 deg. angle with a union. I haven't brewed in this yet just filled with clean water. Don't want to waste precious wort

I would greatly appreciate any advice. I know I will have some waste.



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Old 03-14-2010, 06:48 PM   #2
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3/4 sounds about right depending on what you're using for drainage in your keggle. I get about 1/2 gallon, but I have a VERY good homemade diptube in my keggle that sucks almost every last drop out.



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Old 03-14-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Wasted Wort sounds like a great beer name (or band name like Crooked Still)

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Old 03-14-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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Save it, freeze it and use it for starters. Or use it as base for some graff.

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As long as you are sparging in some way you will have already washed most of the sugars off your grains. The wort left in the dead space will be low gravity. Learn your system and don't worry too much at first. You can adjust your grain bill later on to make up for the dead space if needed.
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saving the wort left in the dead space??... Would you like to share how you make dead space not dead space?



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