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Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation [mash tun insulation & cooler hack] – $36.80 + free shipping

Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation

Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Reflective insulation for use in a crawl space, attic, wall, metal buildings, and post and frame structures
  • Fiber free, environmentally safe, easy to install, and lightweight
  • Made up of seven layers, two outer layers of aluminum foil reflect most of the heat which hits them
  • Each layer of foil is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength
  • Two inner layers of bubble pack resist heat flow, while a center layer of polyethylene gives additional strength, 24″ x 50′ roll

 

Possible homebrew application: Use to insulate to your compatible mash tun or HLT to help maintain temperatures.  Cooler hack… I use this for my coolers (regular ole cooler as a cooler, not mash tun).  I cut a piece to fit the top of each cooler (fitting it to the cooler size as tightly as possible) and place on top of food or ice to provide an additional layer of insulation.

4/11/19 11 PM Central: This has dropped to $36.80.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation


Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll |  Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler [for Mash Tun or HLT] – $49.75 + free shipping & Compatible Conversion Kit Review

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler

10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler by Igloo


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Double loops on lid allow it to be secured to handles on both sides for added water security
  • 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 and flat lid creates a seat when Not in use, and is stackable
  • UltraTherm insulation in body to keep beverage cold. Item is meant to store cold beverages only

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.  This has a lid that’s pressure fit (not threaded).  Since the lid isn’t threaded, you can fit a temperature probe underneath [See: Hands On: ChefAlarm Thermometer].

If you want to convert this to a mash tun…. considertn_img_0322-300x225 this conversion kit from Brew Hardware.  Check my Review

3/30/19 9 PM Central: This great cooler has dropped to $49.75. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage dispenser with spigot and Cup Dispenser


Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll |  Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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Back In Stock… TRUE Weldless Bulkheads from Brew Hardware

Visit the category page at Brew Hardware to check out Bobby’s video about True Weldless Bulkheads

True Weldless bulkheads are available in a number of configurations for varied applications.  The 5/8″ Barb version is included in their Cooler Conversion Kit.  I’ve used that extensively – See: Hands on Review Brew Hardware’s Mash Tun Conversion Kit – and I can tell you that it’s awesome.

If you’ve dealt with other weldless kits and bulkheads you’ll know that typically a certain finesse is required when installing.  They can be a bit of a pain to to get working correctly and can require some adjustments over time to keep leaks under control.  Depending on the design “just tight enough” is really close to “too tight, your o-ring just popped out”.  True Weldless bulkheads – at least the style I have – are well thought out, well built and you can actually tighten them down.

The only bad thing I’ve run into with these is… availability can be an issue.  They are popular and sell out.  As such, I keep an eye on these.  As of this posting, a number of configurations have just come back in stock – including 1/2″ with NPT Male Threads, Bulkhead with Elbow, and Bulkhead with mini dip tube.  Stock can change quickly.  Check the Bulkheads page at Brew Hardware for current availability.

Check it out: Bulkheads | Cooler Conversion Kit

Reader Feedback from ‘jwin’… “Bobby_M has the best products. I only use his hardware including his awesome heatstick. Bulkheads, Shanks, Thermowells, Sight Glasses. All great all innovative. Just got his Variable Length Weldless Bulkhead for my Coleman extreme xl mast tun. 10g barleywine anyone?”

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1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Stainless Steel Barb

1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Barb – Stainless


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Dimension – 1/2″ MPT (Male Pipe Thread) x 3/8″
  • 304 stainless steel, class 150 fitting

Use to add a stainless barb to your compatible brew kettle, mash tun and more.

1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Barb – Stainless

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Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation [mash tun insulation & cooler hack]

Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation

Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Reflective insulation for use in a crawl space, attic, wall, metal buildings, and post and frame structures
  • Fiber free, environmentally safe, easy to install, and lightweight
  • Made up of seven layers, two outer layers of aluminum foil reflect most of the heat which hits them
  • Each layer of foil is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength
  • Two inner layers of bubble pack resist heat flow, while a center layer of polyethylene gives additional strength, 24″ x 50′ roll

 

Possible homebrew application: Use to insulate to your compatible mash tun or HLT to help maintain temperatures.  Cooler hack… I use this for my coolers (regular ole cooler as a cooler, not mash tun).  I cut a piece to fit the top of each cooler (fitting it to the cooler size as tightly as possible) and place on top of food or ice to provide an additional layer of insulation.

Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation


Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll |  Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler [for Mash Tun or HLT] + Compatible Conversion Kit Review

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler

10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler by Igloo


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Double loops on lid allow it to be secured to handles on both sides for added water security
  • 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 and flat lid creates a seat when Not in use, and is stackable
  • UltraTherm insulation in body to keep beverage cold. Item is meant to store cold beverages only

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.  This has a lid that’s pressure fit (not threaded).  Since the lid isn’t threaded, you can fit a temperature probe underneath [See: Hands On: ChefAlarm Thermometer].

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


Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll |  Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler [for Mash Tun or HLT] + Compatible Conversion Kit Review

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler

10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler by Igloo


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Double loops on lid allow it to be secured to handles on both sides for added water security
  • 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 and flat lid creates a seat when Not in use, and is stackable
  • UltraTherm insulation in body to keep beverage cold. Item is meant to store cold beverages only

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.  This has a lid that’s pressure fit (not threaded).  Since the lid isn’t threaded, you can fit a temperature probe underneath [See: Hands On: ChefAlarm Thermometer].

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


Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll |  Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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Weldless Stainless Steel Thermowell – 1/2″ NPT Threads

Quick Fit 1/2" Weldless Stainless Steel Thermowell 1/2" Inlet

Quick Fit 1/2″ Weldless Stainless Steel Thermowell 1/2″ Inlet


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Stainless steel
  • Easy to install
  • High temp food grade silicone washers
  • On/off switch

“Add a Quick Fit thermowell to our kettle, stock pot, mash tun, keg, keggle, or any other device you choose. The inlet accepts 1/2 inch male pipe thread and seals using two high temp food grade silicone washers. A Quick Fit thermowell protects your thermometer and best of all it will also accept the digital temp controller on the Johnson Controls A419 controllers often used in home brewing.”


Quick Fit 1/2″ Weldless Stainless Steel Thermowell 1/2″ Inlet


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5 Gallon Igloo Cooler [Mash Tun or HLT] – $19.86 at Wal-Mart + compatible conversion kit

Igloo 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler, Orange

Igloo 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler, Orange via Wal-Mart

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 – via Brew Hardware.

Also Consider: Review: 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit

As of this posting, Wal-Mart has this for just $19.86.  Shipping is free to most US addresses with a $35 order. Or order yours online to reserve and pickup at your local store.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Igloo 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler, Orange

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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1/2″ Stainless Stainless Weldless Bulkhead and Ball Valve

Home Brew Stuff SS-WV2 1/2" Stainless Steel Valve Weldless Bulkhead For Home Brew Kettle

Weldless bulkhead and ball valve.  1/2″ weldless bulkhead fitting fits 7/8″ kettle hole.  Includes stainless steel full port ball valve with 1/2″ SS barb and high temp silicone seals.  All fittings are 304 stainless steel.  Seals are high temp silicone.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 1/2″ weldless bulkhead fitting fits 7/8″ kettle hole
  • Stainless steel full port ball valve
  • 1/2″ Stainless hose barb
  • High temp silicone seals

Use to add a ball valve to your kettle based boil kettle, mash tun or HLT.

Home Brew Stuff SS-WV2 1/2″ Stainless Steel Valve Weldless Bulkhead For Home Brew Kettle


Also Consider: True Weldless Bulkheads from Brew Hardware

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