Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo

Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:17 pm

How much grain have you squeezed in to a 10 gallon round igloo?
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Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo

Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:29 pm

Try the "Can I Mash It? calculator here:

http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml
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Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo

Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:46 am

According to that calculator, the answer is 125lbs. Less if you want to put water in there too.
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Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo

Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:52 am

I have mashed up to 20 pounds with 1 quart per pound ratio in my 10 gallon igloo.
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Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo

Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:14 am

Gridiron Brewer wrote:I have mashed up to 20 pounds with 1 quart per pound ratio in my 10 gallon igloo.

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Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo

Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:31 pm

21 was my record, but it was a BITCH!!! I like to keep it under 19 if possible with a reasonable grain to water mash ratio. (read- stuck sparges suuuucccckkkk...)
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Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo

Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:12 pm

I often do 14 pounds in my 5 gallon Gott and get 70% efficiency. I would expect to be able to do 28 in a 10 gallon cooler.
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Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo

Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:27 am

Here's 26.5# in a old 48 qt Igloo Ice Cube Deluxe. The cooler has a false bottle that takes up a little room. If you want to see the false bottom, see the gallery.
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