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Old 10-14-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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I've been putting alot of thought into starting to go all grain. Right now I only have a 8 gallon brew pot and I since I purchased it fairly recently I know the wife would have my head if I got rid of it so soon. My plan is to convert a keg into a mash tun since kegs can be purchased fairly cheap and I can do the work myself. Is the keg going to have any downsides since i'm only brewing 5 or 6 gallon batches?

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Old 10-14-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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If you batch sparge it will work fine, though a cooler and braid is probably a better solution if you don't care about direct fired step mashes.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:20 PM   #3
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none at all.. i do both 5 and 10 gal batches.. just depends on the beer..

 
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info!

 
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