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Old 04-17-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Whats the biggest amount of grain that you have put into a 10 gallon brew??

I am trying to get the "right sized" cooler, without going overboard.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:33 PM   #2
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It all depends on what you're brewing or planning to brew.

If you go with a 60qt Ice Cube or something, I'd say you're in good shape.

 
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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Assuming you want 10.5 gallons to your fermenter(s), and you get 70% efficiency, you need roughly:

25 lbs grain for 1.060 OG (10 gallons mash capacity at 1.25 qt/lb)
33 lbs grain for 1.080 OG (13 gallons mash capacity at 1.25 qt/lb)
42 lbs grain for 1.100 OG (17 gallons mash capacity at 1.25 qt/lb)

The volume amounts are "maxed out", you'll want more space for sparging.

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by Bike N Brew
Assuming you want 10.5 gallons to your fermenter(s), and you get 70% efficiency, you need roughly:

25 lbs grain for 1.060 OG (10 gallons mash capacity at 1.25 qt/lb)
33 lbs grain for 1.080 OG (13 gallons mash capacity at 1.25 qt/lb)
42 lbs grain for 1.100 OG (17 gallons mash capacity at 1.25 qt/lb)

The volume amounts are "maxed out", you'll want more space for sparging.

Hope that helps.
Thanks Bike, thats exactly what I was looking for.

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Old 04-17-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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The most I have had in my 80qt MLT is like 35# with a 1.3g/pound mash + mashout. But that was for a BIG 5 gal batch.... So happy that I went big on the MLT.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:45 PM   #6
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that is a big beer, what is tha ABV on something like that?

 
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:50 AM   #7
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Try the "can I mash it?" function here:

http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml
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