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donsmitty:
How do you measure dead space in the mash tun?  I am using a 10 gallon orange cooler with a 12" false bottom. 

HoosierBrew:
Add a known amount of water, and measure exactly how much water you are able to drain out of the system. The amount you can't drain is effectively your dead space.  Mine is ~ 1/2 gallon, slightly less. Take that into consideration for your water measurements.

duboman:

--- Quote from: HoosierBrew on April 19, 2013, 05:52:34 AM ---Add a known amount of water, and measure exactly how much water you are able to drain out of the system. The amount you can't drain is effectively your dead space.  Mine is ~ 1/2 gallon, slightly less. Take that into consideration for your water measurements.

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+1,
You can use the same method to determine if  you have dead space in your brew kettle as well!

donsmitty:
Why would you have dead space in the brew kettle?  Wouldn't you just pick up the kettle and pour everything out?  Of course there would be the grub issue.  I will try the recommendation for both my tun and kettle and see what is left.  Thanks guys.

AmandaK:
Not everyone picks up the kettle and dumps it out.

I would venture to guess that most people don't actually. I have a spigot on my kettle that drains through a hop stopper screen.

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