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Old 11-21-2013, 03:45 AM   #201
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I was inspired by that image and catalyzed by its absence, so i made this google spreadsheet. It's rather customizable.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...6eUtxQVE#gid=0


I brought it up here for discussion: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/mlt-...-i-get-443654/

Lemme know what you think.



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Old 11-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #202
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How big of a false bottom should I have for a 100qt stainless stock pot?



 
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #203
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How big of a false bottom should I have for a 100qt stainless stock pot?
Volume is not the question, its the dimensions. It needs to fit tight to the sides. The less dead space underneath the better, but you need to work around the mechanics at the bottom of the kettle.
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Pretty slick. Thanks for the work!
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:16 PM   #205
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Well I think I need 10 gallons of Barley Wine... Let it age for a few years before you drink it.... I mean it always is good to have 40 or 50 gallons in reserve...

 
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Old 01-02-2015, 05:58 PM   #206
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I am fairly new to all grain, so I might have been off on my water volume calculations, but I ran out of room in my 52 qt rectangular mash tun while batch sparging a 10 gal 1.065 pale ale. So, I decided to upgrade, and am about to pull the trigger on this:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-70...Cooler/4807332

I plan on doing mostly 10 gal batches and batch sparging, I want to be able to do strong beers in here too (8-9%), will this cooler cut it. Reading through this thread and seeing some other charts, it seems like it would while mashing, but not sure about when I batch sparge.

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I am fairly new to all grain, so I might have been off on my water volume calculations, but I ran out of room in my 52 qt rectangular mash tun while batch sparging a 10 gal 1.065 pale ale. So, I decided to upgrade, and am about to pull the trigger on this:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-70...Cooler/4807332

I plan on doing mostly 10 gal batches and batch sparging, I want to be able to do strong beers in here too (8-9%), will this cooler cut it. Reading through this thread and seeing some other charts, it seems like it would while mashing, but not sure about when I batch sparge.

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your volume calcs are way off.

how big is your grain bill, how much water are you using for strike and for the sparge?

if you're running out of room in your tun while batch sparging, you can always split it into two equal sparges.
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I am fairly new to all grain, so I might have been off on my water volume calculations, but I ran out of room in my 52 qt rectangular mash tun while batch sparging a 10 gal 1.065 pale ale. So, I decided to upgrade, and am about to pull the trigger on this:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-70...Cooler/4807332

I plan on doing mostly 10 gal batches and batch sparging, I want to be able to do strong beers in here too (8-9%), will this cooler cut it. Reading through this thread and seeing some other charts, it seems like it would while mashing, but not sure about when I batch sparge.

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yep, that will be fine.
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your volume calcs are way off.

how big is your grain bill, how much water are you using for strike and for the sparge?

if you're running out of room in your tun while batch sparging, you can always split it into two equal sparges.
The grain bill was 21.4 lbs, my strike water was 7.1 gal and sparge was supposed to be about 8.2 gallons, but I was only able to get about 7.2 gallons in the mash tun. I got about 4.25 gallons of first runnings, which is, I think is pretty average grain absorption. Where did I go wrong?

 
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The grain bill was 21.4 lbs, my strike water was 7.1 gal and sparge was supposed to be about 8.2 gallons, but I was only able to get about 7.2 gallons in the mash tun. I got about 4.25 gallons of first runnings, which is, I think is pretty average grain absorption. Where did I go wrong?
you should measure to make sure the tun actually holds 52 quarts

my 70 quart tun inside measurements are 24.5" wide by 12.5" high by 10.5" deep = 3215.625 cubic inches = 55.68 quarts


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