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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2009, 12:59:00 PM »
I use a 5 gallon Rubbermaid round drink cooler with a copper pipe manifold in the bottom.

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2009, 01:09:38 PM »
I use a 20 gal ss pot with a false bottom. I wraped a piece of water heater insulation around it holds the temp much better.
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2009, 03:01:38 PM »
5 gallon round cooler
(it was free)
with SS false bottom

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2009, 03:48:26 PM »
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2009, 07:10:29 PM »
Since this is the AHA, and all, my mash tun is a sort of a Denny Conn-ized ZAPAP:

a 6-gallon plastic bucket with a hose braid, instead of the original ZAPAP's false- bottom approach.

I insulate it with whatever is convenient at mash-in - works great, actually.

I owe a lot of brewing enjoyment to that setup, and those who inspired it.
I still have my ZapPap-I used mine for about 4 years before I upgraded to a converted keg system.
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2009, 07:51:45 PM »
I used a 10 gallon Coleman Cooler with a domed false bottom for a few years that worked great. Much better than the rectangular cooler with manifold I started with. Now I have a sculpture that uses 15 gallon stainless kegs.







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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2009, 11:37:15 AM »
15 gallon polarware with false bottom and dial thermometer or 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler with phils phalse bottom (which I would recommend for newer all grain brewers). 
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2009, 01:41:04 PM »
A crappy coleman cooler with a crappy slotted coil in an Armstrong System. Of course if I am making more than one mash at the time it could be an old bottling bucket with a drilled coil, or a red cooler (forget the brand) with a drilled coil. Still use the cinder blocks, but now use some plastic sawhorses and an old piece of counter top.


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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2009, 02:11:42 PM »
Sawhorses are AHA certified!  I have an old door for my platform.  I need to think up a sculpture.

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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2009, 03:10:11 PM »
70 qt. Coleman X-Treme with SS braid.  Consistently gives me 75% BHE, and I'm happy with that...

same exact here, cept with a bazooka screen.
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2009, 04:44:11 PM »
10gal Rubbermaid with false bottom.  Also started using a large grain bag as a liner which has made getting the grains to the compost pile a breeze and pretty much eliminates the need to Vorlauf (though I still do as I'm not yet convinced it will always run clear from the start).
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2009, 05:11:04 PM »
I use a  48qt Coleman cooler from Wally world( for $10.) with a 8" SS braid.

I need to get a new one because I only get 82% because it's red :P
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2009, 06:04:57 PM »
Ten gallon round cooler with a SS hose braid. It's currently orange, but I'm thinking of painting it blue...
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2009, 07:06:11 PM »
Rubbermaid rectangular 52qt with a SS braid and it is silver

I also have a keggle with false bottom but I don't use it much.
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Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2009, 09:53:40 PM »
I just started AG brewing with a 70 quart Coleman Xtreme with a braid for me.  Works great so far, three 10 gallon batches under my belt.

+1. But I only have two 10gal batches.
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