## How big does my mash tun need to be?

How Big Does My Mash Tun Need to Be?

Mash Tun Size | 5 gallon (20 quart) | 15.5 gallon (62 quart) |
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Max grain capacity (assuming 1.25 qt/lb) | 12 lbs | 37.2 lbs |

Total strike water (gallons) | 3.75 | 11.625 |

Total combined volume (gallons) | 4.87 | 15.097 |

Max gravity units (@ 70% efficiency) | 295 | 914.5 |

## How many pounds of grain are in a 5 gallon mash tun?

10-11 pounds

a 5 gallon beverage cooler will handle approximately 10-11 pounds of grain, a 10 gallon will handle roughly 20lbs and this is with a standard single infusion mash and batch sparge or fly sparge.

**How much grain can a 10 gallon mash tun?**

25 lbs

As a lower limit for water to grain ratio you could use 1.25 qts/lb and at that value you could mash-in 25 lbs of grain into a 10 gallon mash tun. If it’s a true 10 gallon capacity, then yeah, 25 lbs will be the max at a ratio of 1.25 qts/lb. The mash will go right up to the rim, so stir carefully. Happy mashing!

### How many pounds of grain do I need for 5 gallons of beer?

How Much Grain Do I Need For Brewing? For every 5 gallons of beer (18 l), you’ll want between 8-15 lbs (4-7 kg) of base malt. It depends on the type of beer you want to brew whether you need 9 L or 21 L.

### How much space does grain take up in the mash tun?

Re: Volume of a pound of grain I can typically fill a standard 6.5 gal plastic fermentation bucket almost to the top with 20 lb of milled grain. That equates to about 3.3lb/gal. So a pound of grain has a volume of 0.3 gallons. Malted barley has a density of 31lb/c.f..

**How big of a kettle for brew in a bag?**

The BIAB Equipment Your kettle needs to be big enough to handle the full volume of liquor (hot water) and grain. Assuming you want to brew 5 gallon batches, I would recommend using a 10 gallon kettle. That size will allow you to brew beers up to 1.070 original gravity.

## How much malt do I need for 5 gallons of mash?

8.5 lbs.

So, 8.5 lbs. of malt will give us our target OG in 5 gallons.

## How much barley do I need for 5 gallons of mash?

1.5 pounds

Ingredients: 5 gallons of water. 8.5 pounds of flaked maize. 1.5 pounds of crushed malted barley.

**How much water do I need for 5 gallons of mash?**

Don’t forget to account for all your water losses, which include liquid lost in the mash tun, the hot and cold break, and trub and samples in the fermenters. All those things can add up to a good 2 to 3 quarts. So if you want to end up with 5 gallons of beer, after the boil you really need somewhere around 5.5 gallons.

### How many pounds of grain are in a gallon of mash?

The general guideline for AGs is 2lb total grain/gallon. The ratio of unmalted to malted is going to depend on the grain type and the diastatic power (DP) of each malted grain. A DP of 30 is generally needed to convert a mash successfully.

### Can you BIAB with a 5 gallon kettle?

**Is BIAB the same as all-grain?**

Traditional All-Grain. Brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) is a form of all-grain brewing. The primary difference between BIAB and traditional, multi-vessel brewing is that BIAB does not require sparging.