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Offline redrocker652002

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Mash Tun
« on: September 02, 2022, 08:41:38 am »
I found a 10 gallon blue Igloo cooler for 25 bucks on Craig's list.  Gonna grab it and make it into a mash tun.  I know I have just started into the BIAB relm, but what the heck.  I can keep trying both until I get a handle on it.  Seems to me, 25 bucks for a cooler is not a bad deal.  Thoughts? 

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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2022, 09:09:16 am »
If it's the round igloo cooler my experience is that the rectangular ones work better than round ones.
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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2022, 11:25:30 am »
If it's the round igloo cooler my experience is that the rectangular ones work better than round ones.


It's the rectangle one. 

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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2022, 11:50:41 am »
If it's the round igloo cooler my experience is that the rectangular ones work better than round ones.


It's the rectangle one.

Cool. This might give you some ideas on how to set it up.  Www.dennybrew.com
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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2022, 05:48:30 pm »
Thanks for that info Denny.  I hated fly sparging with a passion and when you turned me onto batch sparging when I heard you on the BN, I have never looked at fly sparging again.

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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2022, 01:58:09 pm »
If it's the round igloo cooler my experience is that the rectangular ones work better than round ones.


It's the rectangle one.

Cool. This might give you some ideas on how to set it up.  Www.dennybrew.com

Already book marked it.  LOL. I figure why not give it a try, right?  I can still use the kettle my wife got me as my boil kettle and it works great. 

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Re: Mash Tun
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2022, 08:52:59 am »
Update to this thread.  I put together the cooler tun using parts from Denny's list.  It was really easy, but I did experience a small amount, I am talking drops, of liquid from the Mini Keg bung.  So, I ordered some food grade sealant and that took care of it.  I have noticed a very small amount, again just a few drops, coming from where the hose goes thru the bung, but it is so small that I am going to go with it for now.  Once I get it set where I want it, i am sure I can get the hose in a way so that this will not be a problem.  Other than that, it will probably make it's maiden voyage today once I get my chores done.  LOL.  Either way, all in I am only out about 45 to 50 bucks on this.  And, it fit my DIY mentality.  LOL.