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Old 07-27-2011, 11:54 AM   #101
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so someone tell me if my math was off. going by this i can fit 32lb of grain at a 1.25 ratio into my 60 qt tun. or am i way off?


duh the answer was on the 1st page.



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Old 08-02-2011, 01:55 AM   #102
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Just bought a 50qt coleman for $10 at and REI garage sale! All Grain here i come!


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Old 08-10-2011, 12:34 AM   #103
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How big of a cooler to do 30 gallons of beer with 60lbs of grain?
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I'm looking at building a small mash tun in the near future. I'm mainly going to be doing partial mashes. I don't have the means to do full AG batches but I can do 2-2.5 gallon AG batches with the equipment I have. I'm looking at converting a 3 gallon rubbermaid cooler. Based on some numbers I saw towards the beginning of the thread it looks like my max grain bill would be about 7 lbs and that leaves enough room for about 2.25 gallons of strike water. That leaves no room for a mash out. Does that sound about right? I now it will be plenty big enough for PM, just trying to get a feel for how much grain I could use for an AG.

Edit: Scratch that. The cooler I was looking at is 2 gallons and not 3. That's barely big enough to do the PM kit I have that has 4.25 lbs of grain.
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helpful for me too. I have 3 five gallon mash tuns, is it a big deal if I just split up the mash between them?
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Great thread! Thank you Bobby !! I vote yes on the sticky.Cheers
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Great post. I wish I would have found this a year ago when I started doing AG batches. Already understanding the constraints of the 5gal mash tun.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:25 PM   #108
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How big of a cooler to do 30 gallons of beer with 60lbs of grain?
152 qt. cooler, 68b lb. of grain at 1.5 qt./lb., room for more


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152 qt. cooler, 68b lb. of grain at 1.5 qt./lb., room for more


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Where is the cheapest to buy?
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I got that one at Costco. About $70 IIRC, but it was a while back so I could be wrong.


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