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Offline Leonard

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10 Gallon batches
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:42:37 PM »
I'm sure this has been answered many times but I can't find it.  I do partial mash batches due to limitations where I live but I bought a new larger spielman so I can do 10 gallon batches now. My question is, do I simply double my 5 gallon recipes or is there something I need to adjust when I ramp up volume? 

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 05:10:44 PM »
Doubling is generally close enough, but keep in mind there will be a difference in volumes as boil-off and losses won't necessarily scale.

For example. My pre-boil for 5.5 gallon batches is 7 gallons, 1 gallon boil-off, .5 gallon lost to the kettle and trub. For 11 gallons my pre-boil is 5.5 gallons greater at 12.5, but the others remain the same.
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Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 08:30:03 PM »
Thanks for the tip!  To sort of quote Jaws: I'm going to need a bigger pot!

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Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 07:40:53 AM »
Agree with Stevie.  Also consider a larger burner to go with that new pot. 
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