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Old 05-26-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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After just about a year of extract brewing, I'm finally looking into getting serious with all grain.

I'm looking at getting the round rubbermaid 10 gallon cooler:

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/P...od_ID=RP091235

I've also been looking at the 60 QT Coleman Xtreme cooler. The big draw of the rubbermaid is I'd like to purchase a good false bottom for it instead of constructing a manifold.

Does the rubbermaid have enough capacity to make 10 gallon batches?

 
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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After just about a year of extract brewing, I'm finally looking into getting serious with all grain.

I'm looking at getting the round rubbermaid 10 gallon cooler:

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/P...od_ID=RP091235

I've also been looking at the 60 QT Coleman Xtreme cooler. The big draw of the rubbermaid is I'd like to purchase a good false bottom for it instead of constructing a manifold.

Does the rubbermaid have enough capacity to make 10 gallon batches?
there's a table out there that i'm sure will surface in this thread.

I have that same exact cooler and I will say, if you make beers over 1.060, it is not enough.

I tried to make an imperial stout at about 1.110 on it, and I ran out of space, and it was a 5 gallon batch.

the table is nice and has efficiencies and gravities. if no one brings it up I'll take a look.

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Old 05-26-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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I have that cooler, and I can make a 10 gallon batch of up to 1.066 or so before it maxes out. It holds just about 25 pounds of grain and mash water, right to the tippy top!
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:17 PM   #4
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Hmm thanks for the input. I might have to go with the 15 gallon then. 10 gallons with a false bottom would have been a sweet setup

 
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #5
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This is what you want to use...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/how-...-needs-123585/
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:42 PM   #6
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I have a small problem on my Coleman Extreme in that the spigot is at a diagonal pointing towards the ground, and when I put the hose barb/ball valve on it it hits the floor and won't sit flat. Keep that in mind if you're looking at that particular one.
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