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Old 08-31-2010, 06:06 AM   #1
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Default Non-Plastic Mash Tun (Batch Sparge)

I need some help finding a non-plastic mash tun that I can batch sparge with. I brew AG organic and don't want whatever is in the plastic cooler to seep into my delicious heady homebrew. I've been looking into BM and PW kettles with bazooka screens, but I don't know if that's the way to go vs. a keggle or something else. I've been agonizing over this for days and would really appreciate some guidance. Thanks!


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Old 08-31-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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Google says

http://morebeer.com/view_product/916...ty_Brew_Kettle

There's more out there, that was just the first one to come up.


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Old 08-31-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thanks. Do you have any experience with using that set-up to batch sparge with?
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:31 PM   #4
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I've been agonizing over this for days and would really appreciate some guidance. Thanks!
Ya know, stress is much more unhealthy than anything in that cooler maybe a keggle w/ some insulation, or a BIAB keggle w/ an organic fabric bag.
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A kettle would certainly work, but if you want to get more creative and unique, think about what we had before plastics...ceramic! With some looking, you could probably find a large (10 gallon) pickling crock with a spigot that would work for you. You would have to seriously pre-heat it prior to mashing, but once up to temp it should insulate very well.

As far as batch sparging, the shape of the mash tun has little to no effect. It is fly sparging where the shape can have some impact.


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