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Old 04-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
Feb 2011
Reading, Massachusetts
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I haven't brewed in 6 months. Due to family tragedy and building a playroom for my son I thought I lost the passion for brewing. Recently though I find myself thinking of brewing just like I did 6 months ago so I know I haven't lost the passion. My wife is pretty happy that I've turned the corner with my grieving and is ecstatic when she hears me talking of beer and brewing.

So to get to my point... I'm in the market for a new mashtun. I'm going to buy a blichmann boilermaker pot with a false bottom. Should I buy the 15 gallon pot where it will fit 95% of my mash without overflowing or should I get the 20 gallon pot where if I choose I can fit the big beers I like to make? Typically I don't make big beers until fall/winter time. Right now I have a 10 gallon cooler as a mashtun and the problem is I sometimes overflow the top. Help me decide, any input will be appreciated!

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Go with the 20 if you ever plan on doing 10g batches, otherwise 15 will be fine.

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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Go you the headache later on. Good Luck!

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