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From: css@CCSF.Caltech.EDU (Chris Shenton)
Subject: mash/lauter tun
Date: 1992-03-11 20:23:36 GMT

On Mar 10, Russ Gelinas <R_GELINAS@UNHH.UNH.EDU > writes:

> I made a lauter tun this weekend out of a 10 gall. cylindrical
> water cooler and a stainless steel bowl. I punched about 50 holes
> in the bowl (be careful, the burred edges are *sharp*, ouch!), and
> set it on a small inverted plate in the cooler. I've heard that
> it's possible to also mash in the cooler. How is that done?

This is almost the same setup I use: a 10 gallon Gott water cooler and
a plastic collander which just fits in the bottom (beats the heck out
of drilling holes!).

I mash and lauter in it, and I do make sure I mix it up well. Might
even be better to add the grains to hot water, instead of the other
way around. My brew partner insists he gets better efficiency and a
clearer sparge by doing a stove top mash, but I haven't verified his
results :-).

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