« on: September 18, 2012, 05:53:38 AM »
As was stated, 10g is heavy so try to have a solution. I put my pot on a utility cart to lauter and then roll it to my burner. 13-14G+ is heavy!
You need to collect about 13-14G to boil down to 10.5-11G. In a 60Q pot, slight boil-overs are almost a given. Be prepared.....
High gravity beers can get messy so stick below 1.060ish as stated if using a 10G cooler.
My 1/2" x 50' IC does well to chill to ale temps but I have to put the kettle in my chest freezer to get down to lagering temps. Very heavy to pick up over the wall! I plan to experiment with frozen and sanitized soda bottles per Euge in the near future.
Transfer to 2 x 5G containers is tricky. I use a sanitized pitcher and paint strainers.
I LOVE to experiment with 2 different yeasts. It always amazes me how different the beers turn out.
That's all I can think of now.
EDIT: Just thought of 2 more. I've been making a lot of lagers so doing 90 minute boils. You can collect less for a 60 minute boil and avoid boil-overs. You can also collect less and add some water during transfer to primary. Just double check the adjustment in your brewing software.