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Coleman 52 Quart Xtreme Cooler

Coleman 52 Quart (13 Gallon) Xtreme Cooler.  Keeps ice up to five days.  Added insulation in lid.  No-tilt draining.

You could convert this to a nice sized mash tun.

Coleman 52 qt. Xtreme Cooler

AlsoAll Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

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Stanley Adventure Cooler, 30 Quart

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Stanley Adventure Cooler, 30 quart, Green.  Insulated lid locks in cold.  Leak resistant lid gasket seals to to help insulate and keep liquids in place.  Leak-proof drain plug.  Accepts padlock.  Leak free construction, pro-grade,  Extra height accommodates 2 liter bottles and more.  Durable construction – can use the top as a table, step stool or a seat.

This is probably more of a cooler as a cooler vs a cooler-to-be-converted-to-a-mashtun sort of a cooler.  You could use this to keep your homebrew or favorite draft beer (and more) cold.

I have a smaller version of this cooler (16 quart) and it is sweet.  I got it because I wanted a rugged, high quality cooler and didn’t want to fork over an arm and a leg [See: Yeti Coolers].

I’m a big fan of Stanley PMI branded coolers, growlers and such. I have… 16 Quart Adventure Cooler, 64 ounce insulated growlers (in both Hammertone Navy and Hammertone Green), 32 ounce insulated growler in Hammertone Green, Stainless Steel Flask, Nesting Containers and Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set and their 64 oz non-insulated growler.

4/13/16 3 PM Central: This has dropped $19 from $150 to $130.95.  That’s just $4.50 off the best historical Amazon price I found.  Shipping is also free.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Stanley Adventure Cooler, 30 quart, Green

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52 Quart Coleman Xtreme Cooler… $25.83! + All Grain Tips & Gear

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Wal Mart has Coleman’s, Made in the USA, 52 Quart Xtreme Cooler marked down to just $25.83.  In store pickup is also free.

More Info

from Wal-Mart…  

Keep food and drinks cold for nearly a week in the Blue Coleman 52-Quart Xtreme Cooler. Extra ThermOZONE insulation holds the cold in temperatures of up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and still performs incredibly well on even hotter days. It’s also free from CFCs, HFCs and HCFCs, which deplete the ozone layer. Inside, there is plenty of room for all your food and drinks. The chest is large enough to hold 82 cans, and a hinged lid with four cup holders on top keeps those drinks close. When you’re ready to pick up and move, the two-way handles make carrying theBlue Coleman 52-Quart Xtreme Cooler more comfortable. At the end of the trip, just open up the rustproof, leak-resistant drain. The tilted channel does all the work for you.
Coleman 52-Quart Extreme Cooler, Blue:

  • The Coleman Extreme Cooler holds 82 cans
  • Keeps ice up to 5 days in temperatures of up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit
  • ThermOZONE insulation doesn’t contain CFCs, HFCs or HCFCs, which deplete the ozone layer
  • Hinged lid with 4 cup holders
  • 2-way handles for easy carrying
  • The Coleman Xtreme Cooler has a rustproof, leak-resistant channel for no-tilt draining
  • Lid accommodates 24″ elastic cords (not included)
  • Exterior dimensions: 27.75″L x 14.95″W x 17.25″H
  • Interior dimensions: 20.5″L x 8.75″W x 12.25″H

 

Use to put together a nice sized mash tun for all grain brewing or as a… cooler. 🙂

Compare at AmazonColeman 52 qt. Xtreme Cooler

Coleman 52-Quart Extreme Cooler, Blue – $25.83 + Free in store pickup

AlsoAll Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

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Reader Tip: 60 Quart Igloo Cube Cooler- $24.44 at Wal-Mart

Thanks to HBF Reader Ari for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Igloo 60-Quart Ice Cube Roller Cooler

Walmart has this Igloo 60 Quart Cube Cooler for just $24.44.  In store pickup is free.

Holds up to 90 cans, handle and wheels, handles molded in the sides, recessed drain.

This does have a drain.  I know some models of these types of coolers have recessed drains that make it difficult to install a bulkhead and false bottom or braid for use as a mash tun.  Maybe someone that has this specific model can chime in.  If anything this is a bargain for use as just a cooler.  It would also, probably, work for use with a 2.5 gallon keg.

Related: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

CompareIgloo Ice Cube Roller Cooler (60-Quart, Ocean Blue)

Igloo 60-Quart Ice Cube Roller Cooler – $24.44 at Wal-Mart

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Coleman 52 Quart Xtreme Cooler

Coleman 52 Quart (13 Gallon) Xtreme Cooler.  Keeps ice up to five days.  Added insulation in lid.  No-tilt draining.

You could convert this to a nice sized mash tun.

Coleman 52 qt. Xtreme Cooler

AlsoAll Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

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Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler for Mash Tun or HLT + Conversion Kit Review

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler

10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler by Igloo.  UltraTherm Insulation, Impact Resistant, Reinforced Handles, Stackable.  Flat Lid is pressure fit (not threaded).  Since the lid isn’t threaded, you can fit a temperature probe underneath [See: Hands On: ChefAlarm Thermometer].

I use this same cooler for my mash tun and it has worked great for me for years.  It holds temperature very well and it has held up like a champ.  It would also make a good HLT.

If you want to convert this to a mash tun…. considertn_img_0322-300x225 this conversion kit from Brew Hardware.  Check my Review

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage dispenser with spigot and Cup Dispenser

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Back in Stock: 10 Gallon Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit… $68

cooler conversion kit

This Brew Hardware kit includes everything you need to convert a 10 gallon Igloo or Home Depot Rubbermaid Cooler to a Mash Tun.

This kit includes…

  • 12″ stainless steel domed false bottom with upgraded large ID connection elbow
  • One piece (Brew Hardware custom designed) machined bulkhead with interior barb
  • 2 piece stainless ball valve – can be upgraded to 3 piece
  • Required length of high temp silicone tubing
  • Does not include cooler or barb/camlock.  Barb and camlock fitting options are available under accessories on the right side of the screen.

from Brew Hardware: “What makes our kit different than the competition? Ugh, now we have to brag just a little. The bulkhead we include in this kit is custom machined out of hex bar stock to our exact specifications making it extremely simple to install and leak free from day one. It’s not a bunch of off the shelf parts made with half a roll of teflon tape. We also use a high flow elbow connector at the false bottom which also features a custom made smooth bore retainer. Long story short, we’ve held off on offering cooler false bottom kits for a long time until we had all the high end components described here.” [full product description]

Options are available both for an Igloo 10 gallon cooler and for Home Depot’s 10 gallon cooler.   A complete converted option is also available.  That includes the cooler along with your choice of connection fittings.  This is Flat Rate Shipping (with $150 order) and Free Shipping (with $299 order) eligible.

This is the conversion kit I use and it’s… awesome.   tn_img_0322-300x225Check out my Hands on Review.

This has been sold out for a while, but is available again as of this posting.

COOLER TO MASH TUN CONVERSION KIT – $68

Also ConsiderAll Stainless Steel Mashing Made Cooler False Bottom 10 Gallon – $109.99

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Flat Rate (with $150 order) and Free Shipping (with $299 order) options are available.

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