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Offline mickeymoondawg

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Sparge Water vessel
« on: December 21, 2016, 10:37:41 am »
I just purchased a 10 gallon igloo cooler for mashing. Will I need a another 10 gallon cooler for sparge water or will a 5 gallon work as well. I plan to do all grain brewing and fly sparge.

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Offline Stevie

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Re: Sparge Water vessel
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 10:47:42 am »
No straight answer. It depends on how much sparge water you will need. You might be able to use the five and top off as it gets lower, but I would opt for the larger.

Offline HoosierBrew

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Re: Sparge Water vessel
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 10:52:09 am »
No straight answer. It depends on how much sparge water you will need.


Yep.  OP - This calculator is handy - it tells you how much grain you can mash in your cooler based on mash thickness. Scroll down to  'Can I Mash It'  :


http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

« Last Edit: December 21, 2016, 11:29:45 am by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Sparge Water vessel
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 11:15:33 am »
I'd get the 10gl. You might end up cussing at yourself if you ever need more than 5gl of sparge water.

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Offline chinaski

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Re: Sparge Water vessel
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 06:20:55 pm »
Are you making 5 gallon batches?

If you batch sparge (like you should  ;)) you can do 5 gallon batches with a 5 gallon cooler for sparge water.