I'm thinking I may come into a 9 gallon SS pot soon: that would mean I could assemble an AG setup cheap with mostly stuff I already have on hand and give it a shot.
I have a 34 qt rectangular cooler. This seems like a pretty ideal size MLT for 5.5-6 gallon batches in the 1.050-1.060 range.
But will this be too large to get sufficient grainbed depth for smaller amounts of grain, like a 1.038 bitter?
I'm mostly relaxing and not worrying too much. Coolers and C-PVC are cheap, so if I get into AG I could always build a smaller MLT for smaller grain batches.
Bottle conditioning: Robust Porter
Drinking: Saison Dupont clone, tripel
Coming soon: Columbus APA, Rich Red ale