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Old 09-02-2008, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default 10 Gallon AG in a 36 qt Coleman Extreme?

I have a plan...for making 20 gallons instead of 10 during my next brew day, but it involves mashing for a 10 gallon batch in a coleman extreme 36 qt cooler. Has anyone tried this? I have just about maxed out the cooler capacity before on BIG 5 gallon batches, but I have never attempted a 10 gallon batch. I am thinking of something with an OG of 1.045 to 1.050. Can it be done? I am kicking myself for selling my 70 quart with manifold the spring.


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Sure it can be done, either by fly sparging or multiple batch sparges. The calculator linked below will tell you how much grain will fit into a 36 qt or 9 gal cooler. I tried 20 lbs of grain @ 1qt / lb is 6.6 gal. That should leave room for some sparge water if you are willing to batch sparge 3-4 times. Ideal...no, possible...definately!

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