Category Archives: Coolers

Hands On: 25 Quart Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler

I picked up Igloo’s 25 Quart Marine Cooler toward the beginning of this year.  I saw someone with one at an event and I really like the size and the looks of it.  I got this primarily for carrying and keeping beer and other items cold.  I’m not suggesting this as a good cooler to use as a mash tun (no drain).  I’m suggesting it’s a good cooler to use as a… cooler.

Igloo Marine Ultra CoolerClose up of the right hand side logo – Igloo Marine Ultra

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler ReviewThe left hand side label – click to zoom.  UV Inhibitors Guard Against Sun Damage.  Long Lasting Hinges.  Stainless Steel Lid Strap.  Comfort Handles.  Made in the USA.  25 Quarts/23 Liters.  36 Can Capacity.

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler ReviewThe lid

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler ReviewHandle close up

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler ReviewThis holds both larger/taller German Style bottles and 22 oz bottles.

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler ReviewThe 22 oz bottles come very close to poking up over the top of the cooler, however, the lid has an indentation and closes fine with 22 oz bottles.

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler ReviewYou can stack two 12 ounce cans, you can also stack a 16 oz can and a 12 oz can.  Two 16 oz cans are too tall.

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler ReviewOf course standard and standard-ish (like these Anchor Porter) beer bottles work just fine.

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler ReviewLoading it up

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler ReviewMore beer

img_img_8393Without a lot of thought while packing… this cooler held all of this beer.

Igloo Cooler ReviewI’ve owned this since early 2015.  I really like it’s build quality and size.  It’s well made.  It’s compact, but can still hold quite a bit including the ability to carry larger 22 oz bottles.

Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler (White, 25-Quart)

Also Consider Lifeline’s Line of Double Wall Insulated Growlers for portable serving

Lifeline 7508 Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Barrel Style Growler • Review • Lifeline Growler Carrier • Review • Lifeline 7502 40 Ounce Growler • Review • Lifeline 7512 Silver Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Bottle Style Growler – 750ml. Capacity • Review

PinnedGreat Deal on Ball Locks · ITC-1000 Temp Control · Hoses & Water Filters

Recent Amazon Finds:

Reader Tip: 70 Quart Coleman Xtreme Cooler for $35.99 + Gear and Tips for Going All Grain

Thanks to HBF Reader Jason for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme Cooler

70 Quart/17.5 Gallon Coleman Xtreme Cooler via Wal Mart.  This is selling for $35.99.  In store pickup is free or shipping is free on qualifying orders of $50 or more.

This would make a nice sized mash tun.

Check it out – Here

PinnedGreat Deal on Ball Locks · ITC-1000 Temp Control · Hoses & Water Filters

All Grain Brewing Picks and Reviews

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler + Building a Mash Tun

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler from Coleman 

Holds 63 cans, tall enough to carry 2 liter bottles, hinged lid, two way handles, rustproof and leakproof drain.

This is the same cooler that’s featured in the AHA’s Article… Building a Mash Tun has Never Been So Easy.  That build is based on Denny Conn’s design.

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler

Also Consider: Two Piece Mini Keg Bung

Not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association?… I think you should consider joining.  Here’s Why

PinnedGreat Deal on Ball Locks · ITC-1000 Temp Control · Hoses & Water Filters

Recent Amazon Finds:

Reader Tip: 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler – $39.99 Shipped

Thanks to HBF Reader John for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler with Cup Dispenser

10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler via Target for $39.99 with free shipping.

I use this model of cooler for a mash tun and it works great.  Could also be used as an HLT.

Features:

  • Cooler maintains ice for 3 days at 90°F!
  • High-visibility Safety Orange color
  • “Drinking Water” imprint meets OSHA labeling requirements for water used on jobsites
  • UV inhibitors protect against sun damage
  • Pressure-fit lid won’t trap dirt/mold
  • Keeper cord affixes lid to cooler for cleanliness and loss prevention
  • Recessed and angled drip-resistant spigot for easy dispensing
  • Reinforced handles for strength and product longevity
  • Lid loops on both sides of seat top lid allows you to lock the lid to side handles for added security and assurance of cleanliness
  • Convenient cup dispenser included
  • Flat lid creates a seat when not in use, and is stackable

Check out more all grain related gear below.

Compare – Here

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler with Cup Dispenser – $39.99 + Free Shipping

All Grain Brewing Picks and Reviews

PinnedGreat Deal on Ball Locks · ITC-1000 Temp Control · Hoses & Water Filters

10 Gallon Mash Tun – $149.99 Shipped (Save $30)

Cooler Mash Tun - 10 Gallon MoreBeer AG330

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Description: A great way to get into all grain brewing! These coolers work very well as mash tuns, as you’ll notice barely any temperature loss throughout your 1hr+ mash. Internal dimensions are 18.375″H x 12.875″D. External dimensions are 20.875″H x 15.875″D with lid on. Comes with our stainless steel weldless spigot and our 12″ stainless steel false bottom. The barb size on the mash tun for the output is 3/8″. (keep reading)

Cooler (10 Gal) – Mash Tun AG330 – $149.99 + Free Shipping

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

Also Consider: All Sale and Clearance Items

All Grain Brewing Picks and Reviews

PinnedGreat Deal on Ball Locks · ITC-1000 Temp Control · Hoses & Water Filters

Reader Tip: 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler – Mash Tun or HLT

Thanks to HBF Reader Andreas for this tip!

I use this same cooler for my mash tun and it has worked great for me for years.

10 Gallons, UltraTherm Insulation, Impact Resistant, Reinforced Handles, Pressure Fit Lid (not threaded), made by Igloo.

Coleman 70 Quart Xtreme Cooler – $32.99 via Wal-Mart

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme Cooler

via Wal-Mart.  70 Quart Xtreme Cooler from Coleman.  Hinged Lid, Channel drain, lots of insulation.

Use to put together a great sized mash tun.

Wal-Mart has this for $32.99 with free in store pickup.  Compare Here

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme Cooler – $32.99

All Grain Brewing Picks and Reviews