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Old 06-25-2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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It seems like they've gotten pretty good results from this method, but I already bought a cooler and I'm ready to head off to home depot to buy the rest of the materials for my cooler mashtun

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Old 06-25-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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Been discussed here before (hard to find due to the "short word" search limit). Some of the objections were (1) lifting a whole bag of hot wet grain in a homemade bag -- potentially dangerous -- and (2) thin consistency of the mash, because you're mashing with your full volume of water. (3) poor efficiency due to no sparging
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=28350
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=28456
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=30895
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:54 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'd really hate to have to stand there and hold a big bag of grain over the brew pot while it drains. I can't see how its easier or better than batch sparging, in fact I'd fly sparge before I'd consider that crazy method.
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