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Offline FirstStateBrewer

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Re: Repairing cooler mash tun
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2012, 10:45:04 AM »
Rats!  I wish I knew this.  I just retired my blue rectangular cooler for a keggle mash tun.   :'(
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Re: Repairing cooler mash tun
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2012, 05:48:58 PM »
A blue cooler guarantees that you get 137% efficiency.   ;)

Wow

Yeah...it's so efficient that you actually gain grain!  After 10 brews, a 55 lb. sack magically appears in your garage!  ;)

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Re: Repairing cooler mash tun
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2012, 10:01:37 AM »
Here's the update.  I got a 50 qt blue rubbermaid cooler, which will allow me to do bigger beers without doing a parti gyle.  A copper pipe fits through a sloping drain port without leaking.  So far so good.  Next I have to build a manifold for fly sparging.

The 10-gal orange cylindrical cooler will be retired.  It may see use for insulating fermentation.  The existing manifold will be used in an old 5-gal cylindrical cooler which will be used for the weakest beers, basically just Berliner Weiss.
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