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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #60 on: November 09, 2009, 07:41:36 PM »
10 gallon Rubermaid with a SS false bottom. Recent upgrade from Phil's Lauter Tun. Both work great though the insulation on the Rubermaid sure makes holding temps easier.

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #61 on: November 09, 2009, 08:17:42 PM »
This is beauty. Mash tun at Rathaus Brauerei Restaurant, Luzern, Switzerland.

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2009, 10:04:39 PM »
It depends on how much time I have. 
15 gallon s/s kettle with fb(have time) or a good ol' Rubbermaid cooler with copper manifold(in a rush).

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #63 on: November 10, 2009, 06:51:27 AM »
I use a 28-quart Rubbermaid for 5-gallon batches, and a 60-quart Igloo for 10-gallon batches and higher gravity beers.  I use the same CPVC manifold in both with some minor reconfiguration.



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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2009, 04:52:22 PM »
A 10 gallon Igloo with a false bottom. It has made me many monster 5 gallon batches.

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2009, 06:58:42 PM »
Here's a fancy wood veneer on this modern mash tun at Arcadia Brewery in Battle Creek, MI.

The wood mash tun seen in this photo is actually a steel mash tun with a nice wooden facade. Looks cool though. And the “brick kettle” you see in the background is a steel kettle with a brick facade surrounding it. Looks authentic, but while Arcadia does stick to a strict British brewing method and system, they use modern gear.

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #66 on: November 11, 2009, 05:52:59 PM »









165 Qt monster. I gave up making anything less than 12 gallons at a time.

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #67 on: November 11, 2009, 05:56:36 PM »
I just use a 48 qt rectangular coleman with a ss toilet supply braid.  Has been working great for me.

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #68 on: November 11, 2009, 08:04:12 PM »
I use a 1/2 bbl keg with the top cut out much like many of you do, but I must say, I had not thought of putting a box around it and filling it with insulation.  GREAT idea!  I will definitely be doing that to mine. 


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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #69 on: November 11, 2009, 08:35:34 PM »
I use a 50qt rectangular coleman cooler with a ss toilet braid.  It has been working great for me. Oh and make sure you get the GREEN one  ;)

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #70 on: November 12, 2009, 04:27:15 AM »
I use a converted 58L SS keg with a cheap HD 1500 watt element. I use a timer and my mash temps are within range when I get up. I use a ss false bottom with an easy to remove fitting.



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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #71 on: November 12, 2009, 05:11:34 AM »
I was considering upgrading to a bigger tun...but I don't think it's going to fit in my garage.  ;D

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2009, 09:15:50 AM »
48qt cooler with a CPVC manifold. Works well for me.
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2009, 11:21:10 AM »
I also use a 10 gallon rubber maid round cooler.  Works great for both 5 and 10 gallon batches and continuous sparging set up.
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #74 on: November 13, 2009, 02:00:46 PM »
10 gallon round Gott, with SS braid. Blue of course. :P I used to fly, but now I batch sparge. It can make up to 12 gallons of beer depending on the style.