Category Archives: Coolers

Reader Tip: Home Depot Deal of the Day – Coolers – Pelican, Rubbermaid, Coleman, AO

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

As their Special Buy of the Day, Home Depot is discounting a select of coolers.  Including Pelican Pro-Gear Coolers, AO Soft Vinyl Coolers, a Rubbermaid 5 gallon beverage cooler and a Coleman 2-wheeled 55 quart cooler.  Some Pelican tumblers are also included in the mix.

Some coolers could probably be converted to a mash tun (I’m thinking primarily about the Rubbermaid beverage cooler), while some models would be suitable for use as a standard cooler.

This is valid today 5/22/17 only, while supplies last.  Buy online to reserve yours and select in store pickup to skip the shipping charges.  Check Home Depot’s Special Buy of the Day Page for up to the minute selection, description and pricing.

Home Depot’s Special Buy of the Day

AlsoCooler Shock Gel Packs | Amazon Best Sellers in Camping Coolers

Two Recent Great Deals [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

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:


RTIC Soft Pack Coolers (Keeps Ice for 5 Days)

RTIC Soft Pack Coolers by RTIC.  These keep ice up to 5 Days!  No Leak Zipper.  No sweat exterior.  Up to 2″ of foam insulation.  Available in multiple sizes.

These are “cooler as a cooler” coolers, great for transporting your homebrew, favorite craft beer and more around.

I have the 20 quart size of this cooler and it’s awesome.  See: First Looks: RTIC Soft Pack Coolers (Keeps Ice for 5 Days)

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

Also: First Looks – RTIC STainless, Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Growler |  Cooler Shock Gel Packs.  In my opinion… those are amazing

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

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

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

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:


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

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]: