Category Archives: Coolers

Cooler Shock Cooler & Gel Ice Packs Combo – from $59

(24) Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can by Cooler Shock.  No ice, soft cooler with R5 insulation.  Includes 3 Cooler Shock DIY Ice Packs.  Regular handle and adjustable shoulder strap.

Cooler includes integrated pockets for the ice packs to slide into.

Use to keep you favorite homebrew, craft beer and more cold while you’re on the go.

4/20/17 9:30 PM Central: The 24 can size + ice packs is $59 and the 48 can size + ice packs has dropped to $64 (I paid $89 for 48 can size cooler).  Both of those are the best historical third party Amazon prices I found.  Save an additional 10% by buying large or medium size Cooler Shock Ice Packs.  Check out the “Special Offers and Product Promotions” section of the cooler product page.  Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product pages for up to the minute price and availability.

(24) Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can

Uses for Ice Packs
  • The first and most obvious use for these… use them in your cooler to keep your homebrew, favorite craft beer and more cold.  I went to ice packs instead of ice after watching a segment on packing your cooler properly on “Good Eats”.  Thanks to Alton Brown I have been ice free since and haven’t looked back.
  • Traveling someplace to brew – put your yeast and hops in a small cooler with an ice pack.
  • I like to keep an ice pack next to yeast in my fridge to help temp stabilize it.
  • If you’re using an ice bath to help keep fermentation temperatures down, use ice packs instead of ice.  This method saves you needing to drain water from the bath like you would have if you had added more ice, adding more gel packs doesn’t add any additional water to the mix.  If you’re in the practice of purchasing bags of ice for this, this method will also save you money in the long run.
  • If you have warm ground water temps, set up your system with a pre-chiller and use ice packs to help chill down your ground water.

Cooler Shock Performance Chart via their 3 x Large Offering on Amazon

 

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48 Quart Coleman Cooler + Building a Mash Tun from the AHA

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 style of 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.

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

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler

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Cooler Shock Cooler & Gel Ice Packs Combo

(24) Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can by Cooler Shock.  No ice, soft cooler with R5 insulation.  Includes 3 Cooler Shock DIY Ice Packs.  Regular handle and adjustable shoulder strap.

Cooler includes integrated pockets for the ice packs to slide into.

Use to keep you favorite homebrew, craft beer and more cold while you’re on the go.

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

(24) Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can

Uses for Ice Packs
  • The first and most obvious use for these… use them in your cooler to keep your homebrew, favorite craft beer and more cold.  I went to ice packs instead of ice after watching a segment on packing your cooler properly on “Good Eats”.  Thanks to Alton Brown I have been ice free since and haven’t looked back.
  • Traveling someplace to brew – put your yeast and hops in a small cooler with an ice pack.
  • I like to keep an ice pack next to yeast in my fridge to help temp stabilize it.
  • If you’re using an ice bath to help keep fermentation temperatures down, use ice packs instead of ice.  This method saves you needing to drain water from the bath like you would have if you had added more ice, adding more gel packs doesn’t add any additional water to the mix.  If you’re in the practice of purchasing bags of ice for this, this method will also save you money in the long run.
  • If you have warm ground water temps, set up your system with a pre-chiller and use ice packs to help chill down your ground water.

Cooler Shock Performance Chart via their 3 x Large Offering on Amazon

 

AlsoCooler Shock Gel Packs | Amazon Best Sellers in Camping Coolers

Pinned:  FoodSaverLowest Price on Thermapen Classic! | Hop Sale | Hose QDs

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CleverMade 30 Quart Collapsible Cooler

30 Quart SnapBasket Insulated Tote Bag.  50% Polyester, 35% Polyethylene Vinyl Acetate, 10% Polypropylene, 3% MDF, 2% ABS.  Space saving design collapses (to 3″ thick) when not in use for easy storage.  Leak proof insulated interior.  Designed with rip-stop fabric for extreme durability and water resistance.  From zipper pocket for storage.

Use to keep you favorite homebrew, craft beer and more cold while you’re on the go.

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

CleverMade SnapBasket 50 Can, Soft-Sided Collapsible Cooler: 30 Liter Insulated Tote Bag, Heathered Charcoal/Black

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50 Quart Rubbermaid Cooler – $14.97 at Home Depot

50 Quart Rubbermaid Cooler.  Note: from what I gather, this does not have a drain.  If you were looking to convert it to a mash tun, you would have to drill a drain hole.  Otherwise, it would make a nice cooler to keep your homebrew and more cold.

Related: If you’re looking for larger freezer packs to keep beer and such cold in your cooler, check out Cooler Shock Gel Packs.  In my opinion… those are amazing.

As of this posting, Home Depot has this cooler marked down to just $14.97.  Order online to reserve yours and select in store pickup to skip the shipping charges.  Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

50 Qt. Insulated Modern Red Cooler

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Cooler Shock Cooler & Gel Ice Packs Combo

(24) Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can by Cooler Shock.  No ice, soft cooler with R5 insulation.  Includes 3 Cooler Shock DIY Ice Packs.  Regular handle and adjustable shoulder strap.

Cooler includes integrated pockets for the ice packs to slide into.

Use to keep you favorite homebrew, craft beer and more cold while you’re on the go.

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

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(24) Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can

Uses for Ice Packs
  • The first and most obvious use for these… use them in your cooler to keep your homebrew, favorite craft beer and more cold.  I went to ice packs instead of ice after watching a segment on packing your cooler properly on “Good Eats”.  Thanks to Alton Brown I have been ice free since and haven’t looked back.
  • Traveling someplace to brew – put your yeast and hops in a small cooler with an ice pack.
  • I like to keep an ice pack next to yeast in my fridge to help temp stabilize it.
  • If you’re using an ice bath to help keep fermentation temperatures down, use ice packs instead of ice.  This method saves you needing to drain water from the bath like you would have if you had added more ice, adding more gel packs doesn’t add any additional water to the mix.  If you’re in the practice of purchasing bags of ice for this, this method will also save you money in the long run.
  • If you have warm ground water temps, set up your system with a pre-chiller and use ice packs to help chill down your ground water.

Cooler Shock Performance Chart via their 3 x Large Offering on Amazon

 

AlsoCooler Shock Gel Packs | Amazon Best Sellers in Camping Coolers

Pinned:  FoodSaverLowest Price on Thermapen Classic! | Hop Sale | Hose QDs

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

48 Quart Coleman Cooler + Building a Mash Tun from the AHA

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 style of 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.

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

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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