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Coleman 48 Quart Cooler + Building a Mash Tun

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

Holds 63 cans, tall enough to carry 2 liter bottles, hinged lid, two way handles, rustproof and leak-proof 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

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Coleman 48 Quart Cooler + Building a Mash Tun

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

Holds 63 cans, tall enough to carry 2 liter bottles, hinged lid, two way handles, rustproof and leak-proof 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

AlsoTwo Piece Mini Keg Bung | All Grain Tips & Gear | Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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Coleman 48 Quart Cooler + Building a Mash Tun

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

Holds 63 cans, tall enough to carry 2 liter bottles, hinged lid, two way handles, rustproof and leak-proof 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

AlsoTwo Piece Mini Keg Bung | All Grain Tips & Gear | Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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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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