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HughBrooks

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just started doin all grain on our last batch and so far so good. I have a 5 gallon round igloo cooler with a false bottom. just made a pale ale with a 9 lb grain bill and no problems. I kno I can fit a lot more just curious if anyone knows the maximum amout of grain that can be mashed is such a mash tun. Plan on doing a barleywine soon and want to use as much of the grain from the recipe. the all grain version is about 20 pounds of grain! thanks for any help:)
 

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I've personally mashed 14.5lbs of grain in my 5 gallon MLT. It was a very thick mash and I had no problems at all with it. I believe my water to grain ration was about 1qt/lb. The mash calculator posted above is also handy for figuring stuff like that out.
 
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Thanks so much for the link... that works awesome! Makes it real easy to figure out. Cant wait to max out my mash tun!:)
 
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