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70qt coleman extreme dead space
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:55:55 PM »
i haven't brewed in a couple months and getting back to it today. i'm still roughing in my set up. my previous notes have my dead space at .50 gallon. after today i think i might be off. what are you guys calculating for dead space in this cooler?

thanks. feels damn fine to brew again on a beautiful los angeles afternoon.

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Re: 70qt coleman extreme dead space
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 01:00:36 PM »
Add water till it starts running out. Measure undrained water.

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Re: 70qt coleman extreme dead space
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 01:03:32 PM »
I don't think it's more than a cup if you tilt the far end up a couple inches. It does depend on your level of patience though as it will keep trickling out for a while after I call it done.
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Re: 70qt coleman extreme dead space
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 01:09:35 PM »
I assume it depends on how you've got your cooler plumbed.  I use the simple SS braid (ala Cheap n' Easy) and my Extreme leaves less than a quart behind. So I can't speak for the guys that use a slotted pipe manifold system or otherwise. I should mention that I prop up the end of the cooler with a piece of 2 X 4 to get max drainage.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2013, 01:20:14 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: 70qt coleman extreme dead space
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 01:12:03 PM »
i've got the braid as well and also tip the cooler to one end. i guess the grain is absorbing more water than i thought.  thanks fellas.
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Re: 70qt coleman extreme dead space
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 03:00:35 PM »
I don't think it's more than a cup if you tilt the far end up a couple inches. It does depend on your level of patience though as it will keep trickling out for a while after I call it done.

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