Originally Posted by voodoochild7
hmm for most of my brews I'm gonna need 4.5 pounds of grain. Glad I bought that giant strainer.
it might be kind of hard (low effeciency) to mash that much in a collander, i usually mash 6-7 lbs,and add 3 lbs d.m.e. but i do it in some frost buckets i got at the food store. just go to Shoprite, or a-n-p or whever you jersey people shop these days and ask in the bakery section for some buckets they use for frosting. you will need two, clean em up real good and make a zap-pap mash/luater tun for free...
p.s. dont let them try and give you pickle buckets, you will never get that smell out! frosting buckets are great, they are food-grade and are usually 4.5 g. which is perfect for up to 8-10 lbs. grain.