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Old 05-16-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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For those who use one or have used used one how many pounds of grain can you mash without having overflow or overflowing when putting on the lid? Thanks,
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:37 PM   #2
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About 12 pounds is usually the max for a 5 gallon cooler, from what I've read.


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Old 05-16-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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Here are some helpful calculaors... 3rd down is "Can I Mash It"

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

hope that helps,
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:06 PM   #4
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Most I ever did in a 5g was almost 14#. That's what convinced me to buy a larger cooler. OTOH, 85% of my batches have less than 14# of grain (5g batches).

 
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:10 PM   #5
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Most I ever did in a 5g was almost 14#. That's what convinced me to buy a larger cooler. OTOH, 85% of my batches have less than 14# of grain (5g batches).
Wow... not bad. You can do a hell of a lot with 14 pounds of grain.
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:14 PM   #6
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Wow... not bad. You can do a hell of a lot with 14 pounds of grain.
Yeah, but it was a super thick mash and required multiple batch sparges. I don't think my efficiency was great, but can't really remember. It's much easier and less stressful using a 36qt cooler.

 
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:18 PM   #7
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Yeah, but it was a super thick mash and required multiple batch sparges. I don't think my efficiency was great, but can't really remember. It's much easier and less stressful using a 36qt cooler.
Did you check out that link.... they are selling cut Stanke's for $50 a crack! Wonder how much UPS would be....
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:23 PM   #8
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Did you check out that link.... they are selling cut Stanke's for $50 a crack! Wonder how much UPS would be....
I'm guessing about $30. That's how much at least it was for my keg off ebay.

 
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Old 05-16-2006, 10:01 PM   #9
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Did you check out that link.... they are selling cut Stanke's for $50 a crack! Wonder how much UPS would be....
No offense, Snob, but whre have you been(other than in the hospital)? I must have posted the link to those kegs three times in the last couple of months! Send Mike Conard an email to get an idea for shipping.
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No offense, Snob, but whre have you been(other than in the hospital)? I must have posted the link to those kegs three times in the last couple of months! Send Mike Conard an email to get an idea for shipping.
I think at this time I am going to plead the 5th amendment.


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