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Old 10-11-2011, 04:27 AM   #1
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I am wondering if it is possible to brew all grain batches as small as five gallons on a brew stand using 15 gallon kegs?
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:28 AM   #2
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Yep, no problem
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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Definately, almost perfect as a matter of fact.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #4
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My only problem when I do this is I mounted my thermometer too high on my keggle mash tun, leaving it measuring open air during 5 gallon batches.... oops.

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:04 AM   #5
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Yeah, my thermometer was a wee bit too high in the MLT too. I ended up making the 5 gallons batches with a higher water / grain ratio just to get the thermowell submerged, but it worked ok. If I'd been thinking, I would have mounted the thermometer a little lower to accommodate 5 & 10 gallon batches.....

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:11 AM   #6
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Yea it works, actually about the most cost effective way being as kegs are about 30 bucks and good for up to 10-12 gallons of water

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:57 AM   #7
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Yea it works, actually about the most cost effective way being as kegs are about 30 bucks and good for up to 10-12 gallons of water
Where do you get kegs for $30?

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:58 AM   #8
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Where do you get kegs for $30?
Scrap yard, craigslist etc.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:20 AM   #9
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Deposit on a keg alone, not the tap and stuff

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:25 AM   #10
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This is going to head into the legalities of getting a keg... Just plan on this taking 6 months to procure, my sister's BF had a keg in his backyard for 10 years !
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