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Full mash tun

Postby nolasven » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:26 am

I use an 8 gallon mash tun. If I fill it all the way to the top and do no-sparge with recirculation, it seems like it will be the perfect size for a batch to ferment in a 5 gallon corny keg. No need for an adjustable mash cap. Does that sound reasonable, or am I missing something?

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Re: Full mash tun

Postby Big Monk » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:29 am

What is your heat source? Is it a kettle or cooler?
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Re: Full mash tun

Postby Brody » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:36 am

Sounds ok. I use a 10 gallon kettle as a Mash Tun, no sparge for 5 gallon corny batches. No mash cap, just a lid, and my DO levels measured out ok (under 1ppm throughout)
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Re: Full mash tun

Postby nolasven » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:40 am

Big Monk wrote:What is your heat source? Is it a kettle or cooler?


During mash, my heat source is HERMS, which I'll use to step up for a typical Hochkurz. It's a stainless pot with external insulation, not a cooler.
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Re: Full mash tun

Postby Big Monk » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:38 pm

Nothing wrong with still using a mash cap.
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