Going bigish!

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  1. Yenren

    Yenren New Member

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    Hi lads, I am moving form a 50L keggle to an old 300L steam jacketed kettle with a hole cut in the bottom fired with a 50kw burner 200,000ish btu, fermenting in brand new 220L HDPE barrels. I am wetting her valves with a partial mash APA.
    If anyone has any advice about this size of brewing it would be very much appreciated.
    Question about the software dose it take into account the increased hop utilization at larger volumes, I think it is about 10% more at this size, below taste threshold at 39IBUs I have planed, but would be nice to know.
    Thanks
     
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    the bigger the vessel the less efficiency so Ive herd so you will need to dial in a good recipe before spending a bunch of money on a hoppy beer
     
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    Got any pictures?
     
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    I am just about to cut the hole in the bottom for the burner and one at the top side for exhaust.
    I am not too worried about the hop efficiency an APA is very forgiving it should taste good either way. I am also wondering about fermentation temp will much of a rise in temp at the start of fermentation?
     

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    That is large.

    Are you going to mash in the kettle as well? For a BIAB system, you would probably need some sort of grain basket with a hoist to remove it.

    Just curious.
     
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    I am going to do a partial mash, have a 66L mash tun. I will make a mash tun out of a 220L barrel with some sort of a hot water system to sparge.
     

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