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Offline bendbrew

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Denny's Mash Tun
« on: October 21, 2010, 08:13:59 AM »
I had a large group brew at the house a couple of weeks ago.  As a result, a couple of neighbors have decided to get into the hobby.  We have decided to build Denny's mash tun.  My question is this:  since we are going to be using a coleman Xtreme 70qt cooler and focus on 10 gallon batches, we want to make sure that the stainless steel braid can hold up to the pressure of 25 to 34 lbs of grain (and the strike water).  Any concerns?

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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 08:20:02 AM »
Nope.  I've used that much with mine more than once.
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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 08:49:00 AM »
If you're really worried just grab a length of copper wire, coil it around a pencil or something, and insert it into the braid.  In addition to providing additional support, it also adds weight so the braid doesn't float up like some folks have complained about.
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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 09:09:49 AM »
Oh, I thought this was going to be a joke.

"Denny's mash tun is so old that it made the beer for the first bacchanal!"

Nevermind... carry on with these "beer-related topics" of yours.
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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 09:33:22 AM »
Thanks Denny and hokerer.  I want to make the transition into the hobby as easy as possible for my buddies.  This looks like the way to go.


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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 09:40:13 AM »
And, they don't need a bung with the Coleman 70qt. The tubing fits the drain perfectly if you buy 1/2" OD 3/8" ID.
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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 10:32:38 AM »
Just make sure you get the blue one.

I love this setup.  I actually just cut my braid because it was too long...works great.

These are the instructions that I used: http://brewing.lustreking.com/gear/mashtun.html
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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 02:17:59 AM »
I've brewed 12gal batches numerous times with the ss braid.  I put a 3/4" ball valve on my cooler, and the runoff is fast.

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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 04:55:15 PM »
Any concerns?
Thanks.

It really should be this color
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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2010, 12:58:50 PM »
My efficiency jumped 10% when I switched to a blue cooler.

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Re: Denny's Mash Tun
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2010, 01:44:35 PM »
My efficiency jumped 10% when I switched to a blue cooler.
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