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beerbelly

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I have just started down the road of partial mashing,brought what i thought was a good size s/s pot 11.5L also a cooper cooler 8.5L but i have reading here about partial mashing and they talk about using 15 to 20L pots .So i was wondering if the equipment i got is ok or should i upsize.Also i want to do another brew not sure what,got some wyeast 1968 London starters in the fridge and some saaz and halletau pellets in the fridge, a bit of advice would be appreciated.
 

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Looks like we are heading down this road together, I have done a couple of kit beers and am looking to do a partial for my next stunt. I bought a 20L SS pot today from BigW for $20 and got a set of scales for $35. I am looking for a decent glass thermometer and a gas burner to complete my essential kit list.

Good luck mate.
 

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oddball is right - get at least a 20 ltr saucepan - will need a good sieve as well.
A hand held Heating element is a good bonus too.
do a search on ebay - buy a refractometer much better.
a digital probe thermometer is great.
and a good set of digital scales.

Hope this helps
 

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Hi. Regarding the thermometer. Would it be a good idea to purchase a $4.99 probe thermometer from Target? I seen one today and almost bought it but wondered if it would be any kop at $4.99! The only downfall I could see was the probe was only about 6 inches long so maybe too short?

It looked similar to the one in the picture and had a good temp range.

 

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Hi,
I used a milk frothing thermometer, similar to the one in the picture, temp range of -10to + 100 with 65deg to 70 deg marked in red, quite handy.

Good luck,I did my first partial today, a lot more interesting than kits and extract brewing.

Cheers
Brad :beerbang:
 

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Thanks guys will go on the hunt for a 20l S/S POT. I do have a brewing thermoneter and a large s/s seive. What about sparging the grain ,i just used a cup any better ideas.
 

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beerbelly said:
Thanks guys will go on the hunt for a 20l S/S POT. I do have a brewing thermoneter and a large s/s seive. What about sparging the grain ,i just used a cup any better ideas.
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With the pot I reccomend spending the money and getting a good quality pot. You can use it for other things too. I spent about $90 on a thick bottomed ss stock pot.

As far as sparging goes just tip the grain back into the esky or whatever you are using as a mash tun. Pour in some more water and sieve it again.
 
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I my part mash days I used a esky and a 17L quality ss pan, mostly used for stocks and soups these days! An 8L plastic urn will be a godsend--with mashing you are always heating water. Look for a second hand one.

for sparging I used 3 colanders sitting in a pan or bucket, kilo of grain in each one, pour 2L water through each.

Jovial Monk
 

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