Just wanted to say thank you for making this section, as Ive been brewing partial mash for a couple of years now.
I use a 5 gallon round beverage cooler with a steel braid ring and the cooler “sleeve” that our host sells; add 7-8 pounds of grain and batch sparging, I tend to make English and Belgian beers mostly. I understand that with a little bigger brew kettle and using my propane burner, I could make all grain batches easily, however I enjoy brewing on my stove top and probably will not step it up until I can make an electric kettle…already have all the stuff, bigger tun and whatnot, but life and work keep me from chasing that dream right now.
I consider myself to be a good judge of decent beer and I will put my beer up against anyone’s; Fermentation is right on the nuts with temps, yeast starters and simple ranching and finally to the kegs. My current grain bill is bulk Maris Otter and whatever else it takes to make the beer that I want.
Some of the recent ones:
Banana bread beer
Oatmeal pale ale
Black current stout
Cheers and good brewing!