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 Post subject: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:17 pm 
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How much grain have you squeezed in to a 10 gallon round igloo?

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 Post subject: Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:29 pm 
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Try the "Can I Mash It? calculator here:

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

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

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

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

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 Post subject: Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:31 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:12 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Max #'s of grain in 10 gal igloo
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:27 am 
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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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