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Reader Tip: Cooler Sale at K-Mart + Building a Mash Tun

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

Coleman 48-Quart Chest Cooler

Kmart has marked down a good selection of coolers.  Included in the mix is the pictured Coleman 48 quart cooler.  It just $14.99 it’s a bargain.  This same cooler is featured in the AHA’s Article… Building a Mash Tun has Never Been So Easy.  That build is based on Denny Conn’s design.

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Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler for Mash Tun or HLT

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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Reader Tip: 70 Quart Cooler – $49.97

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

Coleman 70 qt Xtreme Marine Cooler

Wal Mart has this 70 quart (17.5 gallon) Coleman Xtreme Cooler marked down to $49.97.  Shipping is free with a $50 order or in store pickup is free.  It appears to have a drain, so you should be able to convert this into a large mash tun.

AlsoAll Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Brew Bag for Mash Tun Filter for Coolers

Compare at AmazonColeman 70 Quart Xtreme® 5 Marine Cooler

Coleman 70 qt Xtreme Marine Cooler – $49.97

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Reader Tip: 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler – $39.97 @ Lowes + Conversion Kit

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

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10-Gallon Igloo Plastic Beverage Cooler from Lowe’s.  Use as a mash tun or HLT.  Lowes has this marked down to $39.97.  In store pickup at your local store is free.

About - from Lowes
  • Large-button spigot that will be easier to use for both gloved and smaller hands
  • Recessed and angled drip-resistant spigot for easy dispensing
  • Reinforced comfort-grip handles for improved strength, comfortable transportation, and product longevity
  • Keeper cord affixes lid to cooler for cleanliness and loss prevention
  • Pressure-fit lid won’t trap dirt or mold
  • Double loops on lid allow it to be secured to handles on both sides for added water security
  • “Drinking Water” imprint meets OSHA requirements for companies using cooler for drinking water on worksites
  • Flat lid creates a seat when not in use, and is stackable

 

Compare: (similar but not identical) – Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage dispenser with spigot and Cup Dispenser

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 Plastic Beverage Cooler – $39.97 at Lowes

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

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Recent Great Deals:

Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler for Mash Tun or HLT

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: Brew Hardware Converted 10 Gallon Mash Tun – $124.99

 10 GALLON COOLER MASH TUN WITH FALSE BOTTOM

Brew Hardware has this complete mash tun on sale for $124.99.

Considering all you get, this is a great value.  You get a 10 gallon Igloo cooler, Brew Hardware’s awesome Stainless Conversion Kit [Review] along with your choice of fitting (barb or camlock).

This also ships as part of Brew Hardware’s $7.99 flat rate shipping promo with a $150 order.  Add on some hops to qualify for that.  Or, if you’re going to place a large order, shipping is free with a $299 purchase.

This has been sold out for a good bit.  It’s available again as of this posting.

10 GALLON COOLER MASH TUN WITH FALSE BOTTOM $139 $124.99

Also10 Gallon Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit – $68 · All Grain Tips & Gear

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

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100 Quart, 25 Gallon Coleman Xtreme Cooler

Coleman 100 qt. Xtreme Wheeled Cooler with Tow Handle

100 Quart… 25 Gallon Coleman Xtreme Wheeled Cooler.  This cooler is said to keep ice for up to 5 days in temperatures up to 90 deg F.   Hinged lid, four cup holders, two handles and sturdy wheels.  36.5L x 16.75W x 18.25H in.

At 25 gallons this would make for a large mash tun.

Coleman 100-Quart Xtreme Wheeled Cooler (Blue)

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