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Old 01-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #51
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I'm a bit confused here. Did you use the big basket for the hops?
No he uses the basket for grains. Instead of brew in a bag it's brew in a basket. Looks good Todd
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:08 PM   #52
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Looks like a great system for 2.5 g batches. How do you think it will work for 5 g? Obviously, the weight of the grain in the basket might be a concern. Additionally, how much strike water do you think would be needed to end up with 6.5-7g at the start of the boil?

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:12 PM   #53
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No he uses the basket for grains. Instead of brew in a bag it's brew in a basket. Looks good Todd
He spoke of cleaning the large basket and using it for good after the first test batch. He did a boil test and found it might be trapping bubbles. In the second batch, he speaks of cleaning the basket after mash making its use in boil ambiguous.

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #54
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Looks like a great system for 2.5 g batches. How do you think it will work for 5 g? Obviously, the weight of the grain in the basket might be a concern. Additionally, how much strike water do you think would be needed to end up with 6.5-7g at the start of the boil?
I think I could squeak out a 5gl batch with my system but it would be close. I used 3.75gl of strike water for this batch that gave me 3.5gl at the start of the boil, so I'd say maybe double that for a 5gl batch or a little less? If I was a 5gl brewer I think I'd want at least a 10gl kettle.

There was 5.5 lbs of grain in this batch and it was nothing to lift it out. I could see where larger amounts in a 5gl batch could get a bit heavy. Maybe a pully system above would be a good idea?

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:12 PM   #55
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He spoke of cleaning the large basket and using it for good after the first test batch. He did a boil test and found it might be trapping bubbles. In the second batch, he speaks of cleaning the basket after mash making its use in boil ambiguous.
Yep, I used the big basket for the mash only and have a smaller 4x10" basket for hops. I didn't like how the bigger basket worked in my test boil. It burped up water and didn't give a good rolling boil.

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:22 PM   #56
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I believe I would want to go with a 15 gal min for 5 gal batch. If you were to plan on 5gal or less into fermenter and light grain bills, you could probably get away with a 10ga, but what fun is that?! Personally, I try to plan on bottling 5gal (~5.5gal into primary) and would not want to be held to 1.044 batches because of MLT size. Guess size matters after all (sad news)..........

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:40 PM   #57
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I'm sure Chad would build a basket of any size someone would need. The s/s mesh size comes in various sizes as well but my 400 micron seems to drain quite well. Maybe beef up the bottom a bit for lager grain bills.

Next up for me is a Hopslam clone in a couple weeks. Should be about the biggest beer I make in this system with 8lbs of grain.

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:48 AM   #58
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #59
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That way I can tell people I make "40 thousand" per year for brewing. 40 thousand ounces that is....
Well, your going to be a rich man then!

 
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Yep, I used the big basket for the mash only and have a smaller 4x10" basket for hops. I didn't like how the bigger basket worked in my test boil. It burped up water and didn't give a good rolling boil.
Looks great! I was wondering about using the basket in the boil when we've been having the discussion about the wort not boiling in the smaller screens, thanks for clearing that up.

 
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