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5 Gallon Igloo Cooler – for Mash Tun or HLT

5 Gallon Cooler by Igloo Products Corp. Features: UltraTherm insulation in body to keep beverage cold, Impact resistant plastic bottom, Reinforced handles for long product life, Pressure fit lid won’t trap dirt, 5 Gallon capacity

You could convert this to use as a mash tun for smaller batches (or for moderate gravity 5 gallon batches) or as an HLT,  The seat top style lid (not screw on) is handy because it allows you to run a temperature probe under the lid if you so choose.

To convert this to a mash tun consider…  5g Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit.  To convert this to an HLT consider… True Weldless Bulkhead + 2 Piece Ball Valve

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with spigot

Also: Converted 10 Gallon Mash Tun from Brew Hardware | 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler | Review: 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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62 Quart Coleman Xtreme Cooler… $34.99 at Sears

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Coleman Xtreme 62 Quart Wheeled Cooler.  Includes drain. Model 6262A748.  Ideas… convert to a mash tun or HLT or use it as a cooler.

As of this posting. Sears has this for just $34.99.  Add on any other item of at least 1 cent and shipping is free to select locales.  Or, order online to reserve yours and pick up in store.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

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LinksAll Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | 62 Quart Xtreme Cooler at Sears

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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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5 Gallon Igloo Cooler – for Mash Tun or HLT

5 Gallon Cooler by Igloo Products Corp. Features: UltraTherm insulation in body to keep beverage cold, Impact resistant plastic bottom, Reinforced handles for long product life, Pressure fit lid won’t trap dirt, 5 Gallon capacity

You could convert this to use as a mash tun for smaller batches (or for moderate gravity 5 gallon batches) or as an HLT,  The seat top style lid (not screw on) is handy because it allows you to run a temperature probe under the lid if you so choose.

To convert this to a mash tun consider…  5g Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit.  To convert this to an HLT consider… True Weldless Bulkhead + 2 Piece Ball Valve

Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with spigot

Also: Converted 10 Gallon Mash Tun from Brew Hardware | 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler | Review: 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

5 Gallon Igloo Cooler – for Mash Tun or HLT + Conversion Hardware

5 Gallon Cooler by Igloo Products Corp. Features: UltraTherm insulation in body to keep beverage cold, Impact resistant plastic bottom, Reinforced handles for long product life, Pressure fit lid won’t trap dirt, 5 Gallon capacity

You could convert this to use as a mash tun for smaller batches (or for moderate gravity 5 gallon batches) or as an HLT,  The seat top style lid (not screw on) is handy because it allows you to run a temperature probe under the lid if you so choose.

To convert this to a mash tun consider…  5g Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit.  To convert this to an HLT consider… True Weldless Bulkhead + 2 Piece Ball Valve

Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with spigot

Also: Converted 10 Gallon Mash Tun from Brew Hardware | 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler | Review: 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler – $44.87 at Home Depot + Conversion Kit Review

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via Home Depot.  Model FG1610HDORAN 10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler.  This would make a dandy mash tun or hlt.

This is available for $44.87.  That’s been the case for a while and it’s worth mentioning again all on it’s own.  The difference I noticed today is… in the past (at least when I’ve looked at it), this has been available for in store pickup only.  I noticed today that it ships for free with a $45 order.  Add on 13 cents to qualify for free shipping.

Rubbermaid 10-Gallon Water Cooler Orange Cooler – $44.87

Related: Mash Tun Conversion Kit via Brew Hardware (chcooler conversion kitoose Home Depot/Rubbermaid under options)

Also:  All Grain Tips & Gear

Reader Tip: Igloo Breeze 48 Quart Cooler… $15.88 at Wal Mart

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

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

Igloo Breeze 48 Quart Cooler from Wal-Mart for just $15.88.  In store pickup is free.  I don’t think this has a drain, so if you were going to do a mash tun conversion, you’d have to drill a hole or use something like a Brew Bag BIAB Bag –  in the correct size and dump the cooler to drain.  Or, you could use this as an actual cooler and take your homebrew on the go.

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