I was gonna comment on the colour too but I figured I haven't been doing this long enough to get into the colour debate. Should we discuss "Improving Efficiency Through Boiling" as well?That cooler will be good. You'd have fewer problems if you mashed in a blue one, but nothing serious.
My first thought on looking at the picture. That red will suck the efficiency right outta your mash.
Why will it suck the efficiency out of it?
What my real question should be since i really only paid 10 bucks for it and all my other parts and such can be transfered to a different cooler later on and i want to get right into all grain b/c i have had the itch for like a year now will this cooler for the time being lol?
Yeah, we're just kidding. The cooler you got will work just fine.
I started out homebrewing in college too. Just don't take 20 years off like I did.