Originally Posted by Brad
I am just getting into all grain brewing. I see all of these posts on 10 gallon coolers but if I am only going to be doing 5 gallon batches cant I just use a 5 gallon cooler. And where is the best place to find ss hose clamps?
I started using an old 5 gal cooler when I started all grain, but soon found that it was too small for many of the beers I like to brew. If you want to make brews with an OG above 1.065 without adding sugar or extract, get a larger cooler. I bought a 10 gal cooler, and now use the 5 gal for an HLT. I've been doing 10 gal batches recently, and now my 10 gal cooler is too small.\
Even the SS hose clamp will corrode after a while. I use plastic zip ties.