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Title: MonsterMash
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on October 07, 2012, 03:49:40 PM
I brew Baltic Porter the other day and I maxed out my Mash Tun.
Happy Brewing  8)
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Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: denny on October 07, 2012, 04:05:01 PM
Yeow, that's close!  How big is the mash tun?  Did you realize it was going to be that close?
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on October 07, 2012, 04:23:57 PM
It is 210 gallons and yes I did know it is going to be that close.
I used about 430 lb of grain and did do 148 and 160 rest.
It worked out just right.
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: denny on October 07, 2012, 04:36:30 PM
It is 210 gallons and yes I did know it is going to be that close.
I used about 430 lb of grain and did do 148 and 160 rest.
It worked out just right.

Man, that's some good planning!
Title: MonsterMash
Post by: majorvices on October 08, 2012, 01:23:56 PM
Not to be outdone, this was my biggest mash to date  - 800 lbs.

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Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: brewmichigan on October 08, 2012, 03:23:44 PM
I once did over 30 pounds of grain!!!!
 8)
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: denny on October 08, 2012, 03:52:32 PM
Wow, Keith, you guys are insane!

Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 08, 2012, 04:11:21 PM
Keith, that is a lot of malt dry, and even heavier wet. Hope that your spent grain disposal is not to hard to do.

What style beer?
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: bluesman on October 08, 2012, 04:27:13 PM
Compared to most of us that is certainly a monster mash.  Do you guys agitate or stir the mash during the mash.
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on October 08, 2012, 05:47:23 PM
I once did over 30 pounds of grain!!!!
 8)

Gold Star.

Actually - I don't even think I could fit that much in my Gott Cooler!
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: denny on October 08, 2012, 07:08:50 PM
I once did over 30 pounds of grain!!!!
 8)

Gold Star.

Actually - I don't even think I could fit that much in my Gott Cooler!

I've gone as much as 75 lb. in a 152 qt. cooler.
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on October 08, 2012, 08:32:13 PM
I think mine is 60-qt. I'm pushing it at 25 lbs.
Title: MonsterMash
Post by: majorvices on October 08, 2012, 09:19:26 PM
I unload the mash by hand (it really sucks in the high heat of summer) but it doesn't take too long. A farmer comes and picks up our grain so it never sits around longer than 24 hours. That particular batch was a 1.070 IPA. I have brewed 10 bbl batches of 1.090 beer that fit nicely in my MT but at 15 bbls that was definitely the limit of our MT (actually, it was 14 bbls - I was filling both our 7 bbl fermenters at once.)

We have an agitator but it spins too fast (need to get it slowed down) so I dough in by hand with a canoe paddle.
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on October 08, 2012, 10:48:22 PM
See, we will fill that mash tun to the brim does not matter how large vessel it is :)
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: brewmichigan on October 09, 2012, 01:53:24 PM
I once did over 30 pounds of grain!!!!
 8)

Gold Star.

Actually - I don't even think I could fit that much in my Gott Cooler!

I've gone as much as 75 lb. in a 152 qt. cooler.

Denny, you're always trying to one-up me aren't you?  ;)
Title: MonsterMash
Post by: denny on October 09, 2012, 06:14:07 PM
I once did over 30 pounds of grain!!!!
 8)

Gold Star.

Actually - I don't even think I could fit that much in my Gott Cooler!

I've gone as much as 75 lb. in a 152 qt. cooler.

Denny, you're always trying to one-up me aren't you?  ;)

Dude, you started it!  ;)


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Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: boulderbrewer on October 14, 2012, 03:09:54 AM
I boiled 3 bbl of water on friday, baby steps! Can't wait till I can put grain in the water. This coming week. Very Nice Mash Stuff to both of yous two!
Title: Re: MonsterMash
Post by: beersk on December 11, 2012, 07:48:50 PM
I once did over 30 pounds of grain!!!!
 8)

Gold Star.

Actually - I don't even think I could fit that much in my Gott Cooler!

I've gone as much as 75 lb. in a 152 qt. cooler.
All handcranked with your mill right? ;)