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10 Gallon Igloo Cooler [Mash Tun or HLT] – $47.99 + 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 $47.99. 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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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)

Also:  All Grain Tips & Gear

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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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1/2″ Stainless Thermowell – $19.99

1/2'' SS Weldless Thermowell

1/2” SS Weldless Thermowell via Adventures in Homebrewing.  About, from AIH: “This thermowell allows for protection of your thermometer probe within your kettle while still allowing an accurate temperature read. Will Work with Thermometers up to 6″ in length. For the most accurate reading, we recommend using a thermal grease inside the thermowell to fill the space between the thermometer and the inner walls of the thermowell.”

As this posting AIH has this for $19.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.

1/2” SS Weldless Thermowell

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1/2″ Stainless Stainless Weldless Bulkhead and Ball Valve

Heavy Duty 1/2" Weldless Bulkhead w/ Stainless Steel Valve

Heavy Duty 1/2″ Weldless Bulkhead w/ Stainless Steel Valve


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

  • 1/2″ Stainless Steel Weldless bulkhead
  • Stainless steel full port ball valve
  • 1/2″ Stainless hose barb
  • Food Grade High temp silicone seal
More Info

“Learn To Brew now offers an easy way to add a weldless fitting and not have the frustration of cheap leaky knock offs. Do you have a kettle or cooler but would like the ease and convenience of using a ball valve to easily drain liquid? Are you a Do It Yourself Type person? At a fraction of the cost of having a spigot welded into your kettle you can drill a whole and install a weldless ball valve. The problem with most weldless fittings is they are thrown together from assorted hardware. Common issues include leaking and lots of flex when you use the ball valve. These new weldless fittings feature are designed for brewing. There is no comparison to the weldless fittings of yesterday with their rock-solid feel and a solid leak free connection. This unit is also unique in that it feature 1/2″ female threads on the inside. This allows you to thread in various other fittings that you can see below. Want to later make a mashtun… no problem just thread in our stainless screen. Weldless kit includes a 1/2″ Full Port ball valve and a 1/2″ barb. All fittings are made from 304 type stainless steel for a lifetime of corrosion free use. Full installation directions included. Only Learn To Brew is licensed to sell this item. Any other seller is a knock off.”

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Heavy Duty 1/2″ Weldless Bulkhead w/ Stainless Steel Valve

Also Consider: True Weldless Bulkheads from Brew Hardware

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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.”


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

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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)

Also:  All Grain Tips & Gear

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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

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most

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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1/2″ Stainless Stainless Weldless Bulkhead and Ball Valve

HomeBrewStuff 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.

  • 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
  • Installation instructions

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

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

HomeBrewStuff 1/2″ Stainless Steel Valve Weldless Bulkhead For Home Brew Kettle

Also Consider: True Weldless Bulkheads from Brew Hardware

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