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Offline FunkyMonkey

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First Mash Tun made
« on: June 10, 2015, 03:03:44 PM »
Finally breaking away from BIAB and going towards a mash tun and a gravity system
http://i.imgur.com/AgKVBJo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/p3Fb2Jg.jpg
all in all, it cost me about $30. I was stupid and bought before measured but I compromised and drilled a hole through the side of the cooler and I will fill the original spigot.
I haven't brewed in it yet but I do plan on doing it this thursday.
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Re: First Mash Tun made
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 03:12:58 PM »
$30 seems pretty cheap. I just had to replace my cooler for about $45.

Is that a 5 or 10 gallon cooler? Why not use the hole from the spigot?
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Re: First Mash Tun made
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 03:23:01 PM »
I got the cooler from work for free, I actually got two. They are 5 gallon, and I had read a fourm on building a mash tun and without thinking I just used the same shopping list for the brass parts without measuring the size of the hole from the spigot. After I had realized it, it was 8:30 at night and I didn't want to get back to lowes so I just drilled my own hole. It was also more expensive for the bigger parts and I like to do everything on a cheap budget
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Re: First Mash Tun made
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 03:26:16 PM »
Cool I was just curious. I am all about doing things on the cheap as well so I get where you are coming from.
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Re: First Mash Tun made
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 04:47:27 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean about bigger equipment. That looks like the same components I used with the existing spigot hole on my ten gallon cooler.

I don't think you need to do anything with the original spigot hole. The back of the spigot has a seal that will keep closed. I guess there is always the risk that you bump into the black button on top and spill but the same can be said for your ball valve.
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Re: First Mash Tun made
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2015, 08:50:25 PM »
the diameter on the nipple was smaller than the hole from the spigot even with the seal on the inside
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Re: First Mash Tun made
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 10:24:23 PM »
Balls, nipples and bigger equipment, hmmm, seems like we're going off the rails here.........
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Re: First Mash Tun made
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 12:03:26 AM »
whats a mash tun?
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