So i dont think i need a 70 quart cooler quite yet.
So my question is this. I either want to do 5 gallon high gravity likr 8-12% brews so all i would need is atleast a 40 quart cooler right?
And would i be alright with a 20 dollar target cooler or do i "need" to have a cooler like a coleman extreme?
I use a 48 qt. cooler. It's a plain old Rubbermaid, no "extreme" anything. I've used it for just under 400 batches oif beer, so it must be OK. I can fit in about 28 lb. of grain at about 1 qt./lb. which allows me to do 5 gal. of beers up to a 1.100 OG. OTOH, if I was gonna do it again, I'd get the 70 qt.