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Old 12-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #11
Southern_Junior
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I don't envision myself brewing larger than 5 gallon batches. I may have mixed up the number scheme for the kettles. When I said 10/10/15, I meant 10 hlt/ 10 mash tun/ 15 boil kettle.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #12
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I don't envision myself brewing larger than 5 gallon batches. I may have mixed up the number scheme for the kettles. When I said 10/10/15, I meant 10 hlt/ 10 mash tun/ 15 boil kettle.
A 15 gallon boil pot is overkill for 5 gallon batches. I think you'd be good with 10/10/10

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:09 PM   #13
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I don't envision myself brewing larger than 5 gallon batches. I may have mixed up the number scheme for the kettles. When I said 10/10/15, I meant 10 hlt/ 10 mash tun/ 15 boil kettle.
I once thought I would have no interest in 5 gallon batches until I brewed an IPA that I completely destroyed in about 2 weeks. Talk about delicioustown.

Since I've got 8 cornies available, any future batches of that beer will be 10 gallons so I can keg or bottle as I see fit.

I understand brewing 5 gallons or even 1 gallon if you like to experiment a lot, that makes total sense. But once you hit a recipe that you love, you might want to drink lots of it.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #14
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A 15 gallon boil pot is overkill for 5 gallon batches. I think you'd be good with 10/10/10
A 15.5 gallon keggle is perfect for 5 gallon batches. Not overkill at all.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:37 PM   #15
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I'm doing the same thing (upgrading at Christmas time). I thought about going with 15's but being a bit budget constrained, and planning on only five gallon batches, I went with the 9 gallon two weld pots at Adventures in Homebrewing. I'm planning to just use my current 5 gallon pot for sparge water. I'm excited to try them out!

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:09 PM   #16
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I already have the 15 gallon boil kettle already. I bought it so I would always have sufficient head space to prevent boil overs. I'm really just concerned about wether or not the 10 gallon kettles will be able to accommodate the grain bills and sparge water.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #17
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I already have the 15 gallon boil kettle already. I bought it so I would always have sufficient head space to prevent boil overs. I'm really just concerned about wether or not the 10 gallon kettles will be able to accommodate the grain bills and sparge water.
This is the link you need to read: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/how-...-needs-123585/

 
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