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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2010, 07:22:03 AM »
Costco has some really outstanding deals on coolers and my birthday is coming up... I've thought about shoes or a spa treatment... But this chick is probably treating herself to a new mash tun (and a SS kettle) :)   

WOW, I dream of the day my wife says 'what i would do for a new SS kettle as a birthday present'
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2010, 08:54:51 AM »
It does NOT matter as long as it is

are you ready????


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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2010, 12:55:46 PM »
It does NOT matter as long as it is

are you ready????


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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2010, 05:36:41 PM »
It does NOT matter as long as it is

are you ready????


BLUE
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So many of them are, too! Among the horizontal coolers, Coleman, Igloo, Rubbermaid: nearly all seem to be blue. A few white and red, and even a green cooler. But mostly blue. (With cupholders, even.)
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2010, 01:59:02 PM »
I prefer rectangular for 2 main reasons...you get more volume for your money with a rectangular, and it's easier to use due to the larger opening.  

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I'm with Denny on this one... I bought a round, 10-gal Gott cooler and it was expensive.

My LHBS is now selling 60-Qt mash tun kits for $95 without the cooler and $143 with the cooler:

http://www.greatfermentations.com/All-Grain-Equipment/products/1039/
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2010, 11:32:44 AM »
If anyone is looking for a round 10 gallon cooler I noticed the local Home Depot (Urbandale, IA) had some on the shelf for $39 this past weekend.

That's about what my wife said the one she gave me for Fathers Day had cost a few years back.  It worked great but cracked on the inside by the faucet port after 15 or so batches..

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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2010, 02:48:16 PM »
If anyone is looking for a round 10 gallon cooler I noticed the local Home Depot (Urbandale, IA) had some on the shelf for $39 this past weekend.

That's about what my wife said the one she gave me for Fathers Day had cost a few years back.  It worked great but cracked on the inside by the faucet port after 15 or so batches..

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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2010, 03:26:32 PM »

My LHBS is now selling 60-Qt mash tun kits for $95 without the cooler and $143 with the cooler:

http://www.greatfermentations.com/All-Grain-Equipment/products/1039/


It's funny that they think they can sell things on the internet for the likes of $85, $95 and $145 without pictures???  I'm sure they are legit, but I like to see what I'm buying.
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2010, 06:49:47 AM »
If anyone is looking for a round 10 gallon cooler I noticed the local Home Depot (Urbandale, IA) had some on the shelf for $39 this past weekend.

That's about what my wife said the one she gave me for Fathers Day had cost a few years back.  It worked great but cracked on the inside by the faucet port after 15 or so batches..

Paul

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Round coolers, by law, are only orange (though once in a great while they are allowed to be yellow).
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2010, 08:19:44 AM »
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Round coolers, by law, are only orange (though once in a great while they are allowed to be yellow).

Somebody should tell these guys they're breaking the law.

http://www.aquasuperstore.com/products/Eagle-One-10-Gallon-Water-Cooler-Igloo---Dark-Green~20931.html?utm_source=GAN%20&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=k232270

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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2010, 01:09:50 PM »
That color is okay as long as you are building one of these.



By the way, if you want to buy one instead of building one, get ahold of the Railroaders Brew Club in Omaha.
http://railroadersbrewclub.com/  No connection other than drinking their great beer.

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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2010, 01:23:55 PM »

Round coolers, by law, are only orange (though once in a great while they are allowed to be yellow).

Where in the heck did that come from???
I don't believe it, for a second.
Mine's red.
I've seen blue, green, black, white, brown, yellow, orange...I can't imagine there's a color mandate.
I can see maybe a rule within an organization like OSHA, but not a Federal mandate for regular consumers.
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2010, 02:15:56 PM »

Round coolers, by law, are only orange (though once in a great while they are allowed to be yellow).

Where in the heck did that come from???
I don't believe it, for a second.
Mine's red.
I've seen blue, green, black, white, brown, yellow, orange...I can't imagine there's a color mandate.
I can see maybe a rule within an organization like OSHA, but not a Federal mandate for regular consumers.

I just got back to this one.  They are Orange at Home Depot.

And, not to be a smart a55 but you may have missed the sarcasm in the statement about it being a law.  It is well established on this forum and on Northern Brewer that good beer can only be made using a blue cooler.  That's why I made sure to build my last mash tun using a blue Coleman.   ;D

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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2010, 02:20:29 PM »
Using a blue cooler guarantees you 113% efficiency.... ;D  That means that if you brew enough, you'll start gaining grain and eventually you'll never have to buy any more! 
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2010, 02:38:19 PM »

Round coolers, by law, are only orange (though once in a great while they are allowed to be yellow).

Where in the heck did that come from???
I don't believe it, for a second.
Mine's red.
I've seen blue, green, black, white, brown, yellow, orange...I can't imagine there's a color mandate.
I can see maybe a rule within an organization like OSHA, but not a Federal mandate for regular consumers.

Sorry, I was just being silly. (Love that green cooler!)
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