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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2010, 02:40:49 PM »
OK...I guess I need to go buy a sense of humor.
Sorry.
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2010, 02:45:33 PM »
If you can remove the collection plumbing at the bottom of the cooler, or at least protect it, a 10 gallon round can serve double duty as a swamp cooler for the fementation carboy. My 6 gallon PET BetterBottle fits nicely in the round cooler; add ice at the top and drain excess water from the bottom.

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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2010, 02:53:58 PM »
OK...I guess I need to go buy a sense of humor.
Sorry.

That's ok, I need to go back and work on my comic delivery. :-)
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2010, 06:21:17 PM »
That's where the winky emoticon comes in handy.  ;)
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2010, 09:22:43 PM »
OK...I guess I need to go buy a sense of humor.
Sorry.

That's ok, I need to go back and work on my comic delivery. :-)

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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2010, 05:10:44 AM »
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! 

Denny, you must have several bags around by now, since in the photos I saw your tun was blue from inception....

So that means I can PM you and you could send me a bag of Pils if I cover shipping? 
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2010, 08:57:33 AM »
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! 

Denny, you must have several bags around by now, since in the photos I saw your tun was blue from inception....

So that means I can PM you and you could send me a bag of Pils if I cover shipping? 

Oh yeah, no doubt about it...;)
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2010, 09:15:13 AM »
Thanks for this post. I'm about to dive into all grain and the first decision I had to make was the style for my mash tun. I now know that I need a blue rectangular cooler.

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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2010, 11:15:49 AM »
Ah yes Grasshoppa   ;)

Not only will you be making beer, you will be making  Great beer all because of your cooler choice.   
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2010, 03:04:20 PM »
Thanks for this post. I'm about to dive into all grain and the first decision I had to make was the style for my mash tun. I now know that I need a blue rectangular cooler.

I'm a big fan of the blue cooler. I think red is a little too fast looking, you might get pulled over for reckless mashing.
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2010, 09:44:58 AM »
Thanks for this post. I'm about to dive into all grain and the first decision I had to make was the style for my mash tun. I now know that I need a blue rectangular cooler.

I'm a big fan of the blue cooler. I think red is a little too fast looking, you might get pulled over for reckless mashing.

And not to mention the higher insurance rates.

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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2010, 11:10:29 AM »
Has anybody noticed if a round versus rectangular cooler has more stuck sparges?
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Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2010, 11:58:36 AM »
Has anybody noticed if a round versus rectangular cooler has more stuck sparges?
I have both, and pretty much abandoned the round cooler due to slower or stuck sparges. Not that it happened often, but the round just seems more prone to it. The grain bed is a lot deeper with a round cooler, so there's a greater risk of compaction. If you go with round, just start your vorlauf and runoff slow to set the grain bed well, then open it up a bit more. When I use the round cooler, I rarely open the valve more than halfway. With the rectangular cooler, I let 'er rip full blast.
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