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Old 06-10-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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a brew stand. This may be my last attempt at a double batch, at leasts without help. Nailed (almost) my strike temp. Shooting for 150F

Pumping sparge water into mash tun.

Trying to fit first and second runnings into old boil kettle.

Pumping first and second runnings into brew kettle.

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Old 06-10-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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Just about to boil.

The finished product.

The best reason to homebrew, being able to taste the fruits of your labor!

I thought the pump would save me time, it took me almost 8 hours to do what normally takes 5 hours. It did save my back from lifting 80+ pounds of sparge water. I don't think i'll do this again unless I get everything in line on a cart of some sort. Stupid pump would not prime, even though it was always way below pumping source. Burned all fingers and lips trying to prime pump. All in all a brewing nightmare! I think I learned that simple is best.

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Old 06-11-2008, 01:28 AM   #3
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looks like you need a keggle. to bad your in TN i have an extra.

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Sounds like a successful brewday to me. Sure it took you longer than you thought it would but your just learning the pump. I regularly make double batches and don't have a brew stand, pretty much have what you do. 2 keggles and a cooler MLT. Before I got my pump I used to move water from my HLT a gallon at a time with a pitcher.

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Looks Delicious, May have taken some time. But it is well worth it.

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Thanks for the pictures! I would think a pump would be labor saving, but didn't think about it not being a time saver. I would love to do 10 gallon batches, but I just don't think I'm physically able to do it very often. Maybe I'll try one, just to see how I do.

Thanks again for the pictures!

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Interesting post. I've been thinking about how to pull off 10 gallon batches without a stand of some kind. Not sure if I can/want to do that yet.

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Interesting post. I've been thinking about how to pull off 10 gallon batches without a stand of some kind. Not sure if I can/want to do that yet.
It's definitely possible, I just wish I had a pot big enough (besides BK) to hold the sparge water.
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congrats on 500 posts!

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