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Old 01-27-2008, 03:05 AM   #11
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Hey, mine's way smaller (envision removing the dishwasher and the above countertop/cabinet space, and then leaving only 2.5 feet of manouvering space)! And I manage 10 gallon batches. Well, I do have a gas stove, and that goes a loooong way when it comes to AG .

Welcome to the AG obsession. Once you go grain, extract causes pain .


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Old 01-27-2008, 09:18 AM   #12
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Do you fancy doing a Wiki Article for that?


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Old 01-27-2008, 11:25 AM   #13
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out of curiosity, what kind of efficiency?
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:33 PM   #14
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Okay...my kitchen's smaller than that, but not by much. I bet I could do that in my place.

Dangit. Another level to the obsession.
Not only do I have a smaller kitchen, but I have metal cabinets right out of 1955. It is nice to use a magnet on them to hold my brew sheet out of the way. I do have a gas stove with one big burner on it that can bring 4 gallons to boil in about 25 minutes though.

I do like the method. I may have to try that on a 2 gallon mini-MLT for a PM.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:15 PM   #15
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out of curiosity, what kind of efficiency?
Well, on the batch that I was making in those pics I ended up with 70%, which isn't bad seeing as how I formulated the recipe around 65%. On the Foxy Brown batch I did a week ago, I hit a solid 80%. Like people always say, its about knowing your system. The first time I did this method I ended up with 55%, so like everything it takes some dialing in.

Oh and I would love to write a wiki for this, but you just gave license to a guy who likes to be long winded

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Old 01-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #16
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What size of grain bag do you use for your 5 gallon cooler?
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:59 AM   #17
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I don't remember exactly, the biggest damn one they had. I think it was 24 X 30 or something along those lines.

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Old 01-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #18
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I have that same boiling pot! Bought it cause it was the only one locally I could find that was 5 gallons. I wasn't for sure if it was ok to use or not. Good to see someone more experienced uses it. woohoo.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:25 PM   #19
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Hey, you can totally do a full boil indoors. Just build a heat stick (plans are all over the place, including the most recent Zymurgy). I have a very similar set up and that's what I use to do a full boil.

Huzzah for indoor brewing!
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Way to use what you have! love the bottle cap solution.


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