I have a 5 gallon pot and recently acquired a 8 gallon Megapot. I know my gas stove can boil ~5 gallons of water (tried it with my cheap pot in the past) and I think I should be able to do full boils with no problems. If I get big paint straining bags from the hardware store (my current PM grain bags are not that big) or make custom bags would I be able to do around 15 lbs of grains?
For my PM batches I used 5 gallon pot & 3 gallon pot. I would let grain bag drain thru a colander (usually 3-4 lbs). I dont think I can fit 10+ lbs into colander but what if I scoop some grain with a strainer out of the bag and let it drain in the colander. I might have to do it twice and than should be able to fit remaining grain bag into colander.
I am mostly into Belgians and most recipes are less than 15 lbs. I might get adventurous in the future and try brewing a long term beer such as RIS or BW and that could be 17 lbs.
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Primary: 04/29 Pomegranate Nectarine Apfelwein, 05/23 Petite Saison
Kegs drinking: AHS Midnight Wheaten Stout 03/18 - 04/14 - 04/28,
Kegs conditioning: 01/29 - 04/29 Cranberry Apfelwein, 04/29-05/23 Petite Saison
RIP: 11/07-11/28-01/29-05/04-11/17 Flanders Brown Ale