Yeah I plan on adding a 10 gallon pretty quick but this cooler was on sale and I figured I'd use it on any PM recipes I do, or as a HLT.Dude said:13 will work--but it will be pushing the limit. You don't wanna go much higher than that, especially if you batch sparge.
Right--that doesn't include room for more water, though. If you fly sparge, you could mash those amounts. For batch sparging, you need room for more water. As Dude, says, if your grains and strike water are nearly maxing out your tun, you're going to be doing multiple batch sparges.ranger13 said:Now this info is from B3 but they are pretty good.
this is what they give with there 5gal cooler. Hope this helps
What he said....gruntingfrog said:I've done 13 lbs in my 5 gallon cooler. It is about as much as I would do in the 5 gallon. It only took 2 batch sparges to get 6.5 gallons out, but the mash and both sparges totally filled the cooler. The beer turned out great, btw.