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Old 04-30-2009, 08:47 PM   #1
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Question: with a 2 burners, 8 gal. HLT, 15 gal. BK, and a 17.5 gallon(60 quart) cooler for the MLT...I could do 10 gal. batches correct? The HLT only needs to be big enough for the sparge water and heat exchanger coil, correct? I also know I would need one pump (two tier system).

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:16 PM   #2
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I would want a larger HLT. Although I guess it depends on if your batch sparging or fly sparging. I fly sparge and use 7-8 gals for high gravity 5 gal beers.

 
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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Yep you'll be fine!

 
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:24 PM   #4
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Ahh, conflicting responses. Please keep in mind that I already have the SS 8 gal. pot and selling that for a slightly larger one would be a waste. If it is possible to do with just slightly less sparge water for the big beers only, then I will stay with what I have. If it just doesn't make sense, then I guess I have to find a bigger HLT. I want the option to brew 10 gal. batches, but those will likely be mid ABV session beers.
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