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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2016, 05:30:35 PM »
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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2016, 06:05:14 PM »
I want but my wife would kill me

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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2016, 06:47:39 PM »
I want but my wife would kill me
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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2016, 06:48:27 PM »
I want but my wife would kill me
Just order your gear and sleep on an air mattress for a while... Worked for me...
Lol my next buy is a 15 or 19 gal pot lol

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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2016, 07:34:28 PM »
I want but my wife would kill me
Just order your gear and sleep on an air mattress for a while... Worked for me...
Lol my next buy is a 15 or 19 gal pot lol
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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2016, 03:45:46 PM »
Hi,

I am looking to buy the same system, 20 Gallons mash SS and only Qty: 1X 20 Gallons Pot with pump and electric element.
I would like to brew 5 to 10 Gallons..

The question is... do you think to be able to brew a 5 Gallons batch in the 20 Gallons mashtun?
Also( 5 gallons batch) are you planning to do a batch sparge with adding strike water after 1 hour or you planning (fly sparge) to start brewing with all your amount of water and rise the temp to strike to finish mashing.

i'm worry about the 20 Gallons mashtun been too big, to batch sparge a 5 Gallons?




I'll be doing a recirculating  system. Draining from the center drain in the mash tun circulating through the herms coil in the HLT. This will control my temp and i'll be able adjust any desired changes. Going to be a learning curve for sure, going from a five gallon cooler setup. But looking forward to the challenge.  ;D

To answer your question about whether you could do a five gallon batch, I'm not sure. Haven't used this size system before. I'm hoping so. Maybe someone with more experience could answer this question.
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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2016, 03:52:23 PM »
I want but my wife would kill me
Just order your gear and sleep on an air mattress for a while... Worked for me...

Absolutely worth sleeping on an air mattress.   :banana:
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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2016, 03:59:05 PM »
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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2016, 05:08:06 PM »
I have a 30Gal blichman boil kettle and I need pretty much 10Gal to cover the element, but wouldn't use less than 12Gal.
I'll be honest about my experience with cam locks...a long time ago I stopped hooking\unhooking the locks...I've been pulling the hose right off the hose barb of the cam locks if I need to disconnect a hose...I'd be content with noting but hose barbs on all my kettle and pump fittings...as long as the hose barks are slightly bigger than the hose ID.  All my hoses fit snug and I have no pressure in any of my lines....thats my experience anyway.
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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2016, 09:37:08 AM »
@HopHead question for you. I'm on the SS Brewtech website and it shows the inside of the pot and it has a pick-up tube/trub dam included on all their kettles. Did yours come with this attachment included? I'm on the OBK website and there's no mention of it nor are there any pictures of the inside of the kettles. Where did you order your equipment from?
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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2016, 10:21:14 AM »
@HopHead question for you. I'm on the SS Brewtech website and it shows the inside of the pot and it has a pick-up tube/trub dam included on all their kettles. Did yours come with this attachment included? I'm on the OBK website and there's no mention of it nor are there any pictures of the inside of the kettles. Where did you order your equipment from?

To be honest, I never opened the box with the valve and accessories in the pots. I was more concerned with the insulated mash tun. lol. I'll have a look tonight and get back to you. I purchased a hop screen for my boil pot. The one they use in the "electric brewery". I purchased from OBK.  :cheers:
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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2016, 05:11:59 PM »
I ask OBK 2 weeks ago and all SS pot are coming with the trub tube

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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2016, 09:03:03 PM »
I ask OBK 2 weeks ago and all SS pot are coming with the trub tube
did u order yet @Eric

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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2016, 09:23:00 AM »
Hi,

I am looking to buy the same system, 20 Gallons mash SS and only Qty: 1X 20 Gallons Pot with pump and electric element.
I would like to brew 5 to 10 Gallons..

The question is... do you think to be able to brew a 5 Gallons batch in the 20 Gallons mashtun?
Also( 5 gallons batch) are you planning to do a batch sparge with adding strike water after 1 hour or you planning (fly sparge) to start brewing with all your amount of water and rise the temp to strike to finish mashing.

i'm worry about the 20 Gallons mashtun been too big, to batch sparge a 5 Gallons?

I use 15 gallon pots and I feel it just works when mashing smaller beers. It works fine but I feel like the grain bed is thin.

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Re: 20 or 30 Gallon pots??
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2016, 09:16:41 PM »
Not wet, I should order a SS 20G mash and a SS 20G kettle next week.
I still asking quote and waiting for the cheapies one... :-\