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Re: Mast tun sizing
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2011, 08:29:56 PM »
Last question.
How are you going to empty spend grain from it?
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Re: Mast tun sizing
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2011, 08:33:13 PM »
5 gallon bucket?
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Re: Mast tun sizing
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2011, 08:37:53 PM »
Up and over.   ;D
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Re: Mast tun sizing
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2011, 10:59:35 PM »
You can get a manway welded in for super cheap. You are gonna need it, if you don't already have it. Check out Glacier Brewing - they have manways for sale (as does GWKent). you could probably even find whom they get theirs from and get a really good price.
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Re: Mast tun sizing
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2011, 06:36:18 AM »
Looking Good.

Just make sure that all your fittings are at least 1.5" TC.

Will you make me a new false bottom on my MLT?

Yes. Once I get my grove going and My youngest up to speed on the tig welder we will be over. I will let you know what I need for an outlet so I can plug the new welder into.

I have been looking into a man way on the GWkent and will most likely go that route. The cost of materials isn't the issue for me its  the time factor. That's why I'm teaching my son to weld, so when he comes to visit me next summer I can have him out in the garage welding up the equipment while I'm out herding the cats.
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Re: Mast tun sizing
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2011, 07:59:58 PM »
That's why I'm teaching my son to weld, so when he comes to visit me next summer I can have him out in the garage welding up the equipment while I'm out herding the cats.

That makes for an interesting visual
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Re: Mast tun sizing
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2012, 10:43:13 AM »
Mash tuns should be wider than deeper, I think, about 1.5:1 width to height. Kettles about 1:1 ratio. Make sure your slope is significant enough in case the floor oil-cans when it heats up. My kettle has a slope of 3/4" per foot  draining to one side and the center sank enough after use that I can never get all the liquid out.

I use a plastic shovel to scoop out the grain, but then mine is just 2bbl.
First batch we filled the mash tun to the rim for a big porter. Go bigger by 30-50%.

For mashing in a lot of pro-brewers just use a canoe paddle to mix. No big deal unless you have shoulder problems.

What are you using for the false bottom screen?
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