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Old 11-08-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Can I use 1 keggle as both the Hot Liquor Tank and the brew pot? I have a cooler that I am going to convert into the MLT.

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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you can but you'd need a bucket or something to catch the runnings in.

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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Yes, if you do no sparge. No need for a bucket to catch runnings that way.
Drain the Mash tun right into the Kettle after you have drained it from it's first duty.

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:25 PM   #4
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Yup, collect runnings into a bucket until the HLT is empty of sparge water.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:27 PM   #5
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again to the yep with buckets. Been doing it for a year and a half
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:49 AM   #6
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If you have a second cooler, you can heat your sparge while mashing and then pour it into the second cooler. Then either gravity feed into your mlt or batch sparge using a pitcher.
I set up 3 tier gravity feed fly sparge and get 82-86% eff.

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:27 PM   #7
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You can also do a brew in a bag. Put all of your grains in a mesh bag and mash. When done, pull out the bag and boil. I just built a keggle for this purpose.

 
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:02 PM   #8
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1 Keggle, 1 cooler mash tun and 2 buckets for me. Ialso try to heat up water on the stove to save propane but I do use the keggle to heat and boil.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:10 PM   #9
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just make sure the bucket is rated for the temperature you are collecting. Some HDPE buckets are rated at 120*F

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...6&clickid=land

 
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:59 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by OLDBREW View Post
just make sure the bucket is rated for the temperature you are collecting. Some HDPE buckets are rated at 120*F

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...6&clickid=land
Could I just use my fermenting buckets?

 
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