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Old 09-14-2011, 03:20 PM   #11
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its a 11 gallon pot. I have made plenty of 1.060 or so og 10 gallon batches before and many of high grav 5 gallon batches too. it will be just fine.

 
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:24 PM   #12
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here is more to back that up www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/how-big-your-mash-tun-needs-123585/

 
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:43 PM   #13
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Eh, doesn't work for 10 gallon batches, but I also have a keggle for my bigger volume and gravity beers.
Why wouldn't it work for 10 gallon batches? I use my 10 gallon cooler all the time for 1.060 and lower batches.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #14
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Ben, did you have to cut off the top of the cooler to get the pot to fit? Just wondering if there is a way to keep the insulated top for long mashes?
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:32 PM   #15
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Why wouldn't it work for 10 gallon batches? I use my 10 gallon cooler all the time for 1.060 and lower batches
I do full volume BIAB, so I couldn't fit the starting volume in my 11 gallon pot, let alone the grains.

I suppose I could do a 10 gallon batch if I were to use partial volume mash and batch sparged, but I have a fully equiped keggle as well, so I do my bigger batches in there and stick to my same full volume BIAB process.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:33 PM   #16
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I do full volume BIAB, so I couldn't fit the starting volume in my 11 gallon pot, let alone the grains.

I suppose I could do a 10 gallon batch if I were to use partial volume mash and batch sparged, but I have a fully equiped keggle as well, so I do my bigger batches in there and stick to my same full volume BIAB process.
Aaah, that makes more sense. I have no experience with BIAB.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:36 PM   #17
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Yea its gonna crack its just a matter of time. Its a easy and perment fix for a plastic cooler.
My 10G cooler is still going strong after 6 years of use.. rubber is still in great shape, what part cracked on yours?

 
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:38 PM   #18
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That is awesome. Some should start selling those pre-fabbed.

 
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:39 PM   #19
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My 10G cooler is still going strong after 6 years of use.. rubber is still in great shape, what part cracked on yours?
Typically the plastic liner warps and then cracks.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:37 PM   #20
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Typically the plastic liner warps and then cracks.
Yep. That's what's happened to me.
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