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5 Gallon Igloo Cooler – for Mash Tun or HLT… $17.99… Shipped – Prime Exclusive

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

8/25/16 3:30 PM Central: This has dropped to just $17.9.. Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

As of this posting, this is exclusively available to Amazon Prime Members.  Amazon Prime has a lot of great benefits.  Get a Free Trial of Amazon Prime.  Shipping is also free for Prime Members.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

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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Reader Tip: Digital pH Meter… $7.89… Shipped

Thanks to HBF Reader Tom (aka Hypobrew) for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

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Digital pH meter.  Includes meter, protective case, calibration screwdriver, batteries and manual

  • Measuring pH Range: 0.0 – 14.0 pH
  • Resolution: 0.1 pH
  • Accuracy: ±0.1 pH (at 20°C/68°F), ±0.2 pH
  • Operating Temperature: 0 – 50°C (32 – 122°F)
  • Calibration: Manual, 1 point

You can use a pH meter to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer.

 

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $7.89.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

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10 Gallon Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit – $68 + Hands On Review

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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.

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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Extra Large Reusable Drawstring Brew in a Bag… $9.99

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Extra Large Reusable Drawstring Brew in a Bag.  Made of durable polyester.  Can be washed and reused.  26″ x 22″.  Fits kettles up to 17″ in diameter.  Can hold up to 20 lbs of grain.

8/24/16 1 PM Central: This highly rated bag is selling for just $9.99.  Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Extra Large Reusable Drawstring Brew in a Bag

Also:  BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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$60 Off ThermoBarrel Insulated Stainless Steel Mash Tun

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The ThermoBarrel by Chapman Brewing Equipment is a fully insulated, stainless steel mash tun. For decades brewers have been limited to modified plastic coolers as mash tuns. For those brewers looking for an alternative, there’s finally an option. The stainless steel serves several benefits. The foam insulation design gives the tun heat retention comparable or better than most plastic coolers after stabilization. It’s long lasting, it prevents any leaching of plastics, and it’s easier to clean.

Comes with a torpedo tube and 2-piece ball valve, so it’s ready to use right away.

Details:

  • Insulated Stainless Steel Mash Tun
  • Recirculation port and thermometer port
  • Ports 1/2″ NPT and 3/8″ NPT compatible
  • Torpedo tube and 2-piece ball valve included
  • *Cannot be directly heated from an external source

Chapman Brewing is discounting the 10 gallon ThermoBarrel by $60.  That makes it $199 and it ships for free to US addresses.  No coupon code is necessary, you should see the discounted price on the product page if this is still going on.  15 and 20 gallon sizes [full lineup] are also available, although they are not discounted.

Reader Feedback from HBF Reader Adam: “This is an amazing piece of hardware. I lose less than 1 degree over an hour mash, and less than 2 over a 90 minute mash. I know coolers work great, but stainless lasts a lifetime. And at this price, including hardware and shipping, you really can’t go wrong.”

Chapman Brewing Equipment has their final direct from the manufacturer sale going on right now.  They’ve put nearly everything that’s in stock is on sale, marked down 15% to 30%.  Look for them in your local homebrew shop or favorite online homebrew shop in the near future.  For now… sale’s on!  Valid while supplies last.  This sale brings the 10 gallon ThermoBarrel down to $199.99.  Shipping is also free.

10 Gallon ThermoBarrel Insulated Mash Tun$259.99 $199.99 + Free Shipping

RelatedHands on Review of the 7 gallon Chapman Fermenter | All Grain Tips & Gear | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

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Sitewide Sale at Chapman Brewing Equipment! – Final Direct Sale

71eFGxx6UqL._SL1419_Pictured: 7 Gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter by Chapman Brewing Equipment.  Pressed Gallon Markings,  Easy to clean.  Perfect for 5 gallon homebrew batches.  12″ inner diameter, 16″ height (14″ diameter at widest point and 20″ height including ball valve and airlock).

Chapman Brewing Equipment has their final direct from the manufacturer sale going on right now.  They’ve put nearly everything that’s in stock is on sale, marked down 15% to 30%.  Look for them in your local homebrew shop or favorite online homebrew shop in the near future.  For now… sale’s on!  Valid while supplies last.

Closeout Sale at Chapman Brewing Equipment – no coupon code needed

AlsoWin A Pair of Stainless Growlers from Chapman Brewing Equipment

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15% Off Chugger and March Pumps – Center Inlet SS Chugger – $131.71

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For a limited time, Home Brew Supply is discounting most things, site wide by 10% or 15%.  Orders under 10% get 10% off when you use coupon UNDER.  Orders over $125 get 15% off when you use promo code OVER.

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The sale does apple to March and Chugger Pumps.  All but one offering qualifies for the larger 15% “OVER” promotion.  If you’re interested in that pump, just add some hops or malt to your order to get it over $125 (before discount).  This promo makes the pictured center inlet Chugger SS Pump just $131.71.

I use my brewing pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter.

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