Category Archives: HLT

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

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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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10 Gallon Igloo Cooler [Mash Tun or HLT] – $46.99 + free shipping & Conversion Kit Review

Igloo 10 Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler

These cooler makes a great mash tun and should also make a great HLT.  It’s featured in my review of Brew Hardware’s conversion kit, designed for this cooler. See – Hands On Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit – Making a Mash Tun

As of this posting, this is selling for $46.99. Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top w/Cup Dispenser Cooler

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Flash Sale: 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler [Mash Tun or HLT] – $39.94 + free shipping & Conversion Kit Review

Igloo 10 Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler

These cooler makes a great mash tun and should also make a great HLT.  It’s featured in my review of Brew Hardware’s conversion kit, designed for this cooler. See – Hands On Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit – Making a Mash Tun

As of this posting, this is selling for $46.99. Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting eBay is discounting orders of $25 or more by 15% as part of a quick flash sale.  Note that the discount is capped at $100 and you can only use this coupon code one time.  You can add multiple items to your cart. Use coupon code PICKSOON.  That sale makes this great cooler just $39.94 and free shipping is still in play.

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top w/Cup Dispenser Cooler

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TRUE Weldless Bulkheads from Brew Hardware


Here’s a video from Bobby at Brew Hardware talking about their newer line of TRUE Bulkheads.

The bulkhead is available in a number of configurations.  The 5/8″ Barb version is included in the Cooler Conversion kit, that I have.  If you’ve dealt with other weldless kits you’ll know that typically a certain finesse is required when installing.  These are different.  You can actually tighten them down.  See: Hands on Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit – Making a Mash Tun

Check it out: Bulkheads | Cooler Conversion Kit

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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]

Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with spigot

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 – via Brew Hardware

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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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

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10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler – $44.87 at Home Depot + Conversion Kit Review

home depot cooler mashtun homebrewing

via Home Depot.  Model FG1610HDORAN 10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler.  This would make a dandy mash tun or hlt.

This is available for $44.87.  That’s been the case for a while and it’s worth mentioning again all on it’s own.  The difference I noticed today is… in the past (at least when I’ve looked at it), this has been available for in store pickup only.  I noticed today that it ships for free with a $45 order.  Add on 13 cents to qualify for free shipping.

Rubbermaid 10-Gallon Water Cooler Orange Cooler – $44.87

Related: Mash Tun Conversion Kit via Brew Hardware (chcooler conversion kitoose Home Depot/Rubbermaid under options)

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