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Old 05-08-2007, 11:40 PM   #11
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You could also, for this batch, use a brewing bucket to mash in.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:02 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Dennys Fine Consumptibles
You could also, for this batch, use a brewing bucket to mash in.
I was going to make that suggestion, then I thought of something even more awesome...

Make it a double. Mash half the grains, then heat the wort back up to mashing temps, dump out the old grains, add the new grains, and remash with the wort. Sure, it still adds time to your brew day, however, at least you're doing it to replicate a cool old process rather than resigning yourself to equipment limitations. Randy Mosher talks about this in Radical Brewing and I am pretty excited at the thought of giving it a try...

If you try the double mash, I am guessing it will hurt your efficiency, so you'll probably still want a pound or two of DME to make up any deficiency there.


Otherwise, just buy a Walmart special cooler for $15 and put a SS braid in the bottom, run the tubing up over the top of the cooler and down the side. Siphon.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:49 PM   #13
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Well we have a 70qt Coleman Xtreme that I can convert to a batch sparge. I'll have to fiddle with how to set it up, because I want to easily break it down and switch it back to the regular cooler.

According to the Can I Mash It? calculator, I can mash up to 44lbs.
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