Monthly Archives: November 2009

Zapap Lauter Tun

We’re closing in on December, and I’ve put my brewing rig through a pretty rigorous testing period so far this year. I’ve made some minor adjustments, but all-in-all, I’m quite happy with what I’ve got after a minimal investment.

After my second all grain batch, I wrote about my dual 7-Gallon bucket sparge system, aka Papazian’s Zapap Lauter Tun system. Like I said then, I already had the buckets, and all I needed was about 45 minutes, some patience, and a small diameter drill bit.

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Chocolate Oatmeal Stout


Today I did my first recipe with oatmeal, and a significant amount of oatmeal as well, 3# in the grist. I used 8 cups of rice hulls, but the sparge was still very sticky. Thankfully I had an assistant today, or it would have been very slow work.

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