Yeah we all run into this at times. Sometimes we need to take a step back and take our time on our next brew day. Recently, I was in a hurry, and had 3gal of RIS and 5gal of cream ale leak from keg and fill the kegerator.
I’ve mashed 13 pounds in a 5 gallon round cooler at 1.25 qt/lb. It fit, but my efficiency suffered just a little bit. You can always use the the Green Bay Rackers Can I Mash It? calculator to find out ahead of time:
My first BIAB batch I got so excited that I dumped all the grains in to mash before I put the bag in!! Only wish I had a video of the whole episode. Lucille Ball would’ve been proud. Still made good beer.
100 percent MO. (I’ve used Muntons and Crisp) .
35 IBU Challenger or Northdown hops.
About 4-5 AAU @ 1 minute
Chill rapidly to 170 degrees and let it stand for a while.
Continue chilling to 60 degrees an pitch nottingham ale yeast.
I have those brew days every once in a while too…you really do need to just take your time on brew day. It’s not worth rushing anything. I love those days when you just relax and don’t mind overshooting your strike water temp and just let it cool a little in the cooler. Just take your time and relax…
Beers on one I didn’t seat the quick connect all the way down… down enough to compress the poppet but not seal. The other was because the quick connect wasn’t tightened to the swivel nut… rushing around doesn’t pay. Cleaning up took much longer than checking those two things.