Not that I don't think all three are "solid" breweries but Bells, Founders and Cigar City in the top 5 or 6??? they are good breweries but i can't see them ranking that high, personally.
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I tried the PR because I read it was a good idea with this grain.
You know, I did a PR for my very first all-grain attempt because I had read some nonsense that convinced me I "had" to... I concluded later on that certain of the many forums on the internet (especially HBT) offer more bad advice than good, and that's when I started paying attention to who was giving the advice over at the NB forum, and then eventually I came to this forum where, though the posts are fewer, the advice is a lot more consistently worth minding.
The only draw back I could see about using that tank as a MT is you would probably be slightly limited on the size of your mash. But my guess is you could easily pull off a 1.080 beer but you may need some sugar additions or DME to get much higher than that. I personally only rarely care to drink or brew a beer much higher than 1.080. On the current system I am running (about to become my pilot system) I have had to use DME a couple of times to reach 1.090. I didn't really consider it a problem.I think you could easily pull off a much stronger beer, just at a much lower final volume
I have the same feelings about the Dolphins as you have against the Pats...just hasn't seemed worth the effort in the past few years.
I can't believe I have to wait 9 more days!!!
Looks like a better mashtun to me. in fact it looks almost exactly like my mash tun. I'd work on moving that direction and look for a BK that can be steam stacked.
That's what I was thinking too since it has a paddle configuration already in place. How are you going to get that monstrosity home Kyle?