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PICO Style Stainless Steel Keg False Bottom – $99.99 Shipped

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Stainless Steel PICO style keg kettle false bottom w/supports from Adventures in Homebrewing.  This is designed to fit in the bottle of a half barrel (what I would call a standard keg in the US).  Made of stainless steel and designed with 2.25″ supports to keep your grain off the bottom and prevent scorching.  A selection of half barrel kegs can be found on AIH’s Kettle Page including this ported one that is one sale for $99.99.

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from AIH…

PICO style Stainless Steel keg kettle mash tun false bottom (keg kettle NOT included). The 16% open design lends itself to better efficiency and a clearer sparge.

The 2 halves fit snugly into the keg preventing grain leakage while resting on 2.25″ tall supports above the port. This allows you to mash in a keg kettle without scorching grains. Diameter is 15-3/8″ which matches the inside diameter of the 1/2 barrels.

This is the most efficient false bottom we have ever seen or used. If you can find a better false bottom, Matt will eat his hat (and he really loves his hat).

These PICO False Bottoms should not be used with a pump discharge barb of over 3/8″. Using large 1/2″ barbs will create too much suction on the false bottom and can cause the stands to bend. We only recommend 3/8″ tubing and barbs down stream of your PICO Mash Tun.

AIH has this marked down $29 from $129 to $99.  Shipping is also free as of this posting.

Stainless Steel PICO style keg kettle false bottom w/supports$129 $99.99 + Free Shipping

Coleman 52 Quart Xtreme Cooler

Coleman 52 Quart (13 Gallon) Xtreme Cooler.  Keeps ice up to five days.  Added insulation in lid.  No-tilt draining.

You could convert this to a nice sized mash tun.

Coleman 52 qt. Xtreme Cooler

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52 Quart Coleman Xtreme Cooler… $25.83! + All Grain Tips & Gear

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Wal Mart has Coleman’s, Made in the USA, 52 Quart Xtreme Cooler marked down to just $25.83.  In store pickup is also free.

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from Wal-Mart…  

Keep food and drinks cold for nearly a week in the Blue Coleman 52-Quart Xtreme Cooler. Extra ThermOZONE insulation holds the cold in temperatures of up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and still performs incredibly well on even hotter days. It’s also free from CFCs, HFCs and HCFCs, which deplete the ozone layer. Inside, there is plenty of room for all your food and drinks. The chest is large enough to hold 82 cans, and a hinged lid with four cup holders on top keeps those drinks close. When you’re ready to pick up and move, the two-way handles make carrying theBlue Coleman 52-Quart Xtreme Cooler more comfortable. At the end of the trip, just open up the rustproof, leak-resistant drain. The tilted channel does all the work for you.
Coleman 52-Quart Extreme Cooler, Blue:

  • The Coleman Extreme Cooler holds 82 cans
  • Keeps ice up to 5 days in temperatures of up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit
  • ThermOZONE insulation doesn’t contain CFCs, HFCs or HCFCs, which deplete the ozone layer
  • Hinged lid with 4 cup holders
  • 2-way handles for easy carrying
  • The Coleman Xtreme Cooler has a rustproof, leak-resistant channel for no-tilt draining
  • Lid accommodates 24″ elastic cords (not included)
  • Exterior dimensions: 27.75″L x 14.95″W x 17.25″H
  • Interior dimensions: 20.5″L x 8.75″W x 12.25″H

 

Use to put together a nice sized mash tun for all grain brewing or as a… cooler. 🙂

Compare at AmazonColeman 52 qt. Xtreme Cooler

Coleman 52-Quart Extreme Cooler, Blue – $25.83 + Free in store pickup

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Coleman 52 Quart Xtreme Cooler

Coleman 52 Quart (13 Gallon) Xtreme Cooler.  Keeps ice up to five days.  Added insulation in lid.  No-tilt draining.

You could convert this to a nice sized mash tun.

Coleman 52 qt. Xtreme Cooler

AlsoAll Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

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Reader Tip: Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for Kettle or Mash Tun

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

Bazooka Screen For brew kettle or mash tun

Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for your boil kettle or mash tun.  Strain hops and trub in your boil kettle or use in your mash tun.  12″.  Stainless Steel Construction with 1/2″ MPT threads.

Bazooka Screen For brew kettle or mash tun

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1/2″ 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.

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

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

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1/2″ SS Fittings: Street Elbow | Elbow | Tee | Hex Nipple | NippleCoupler | Plug | Cross

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

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler

10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler by Igloo.  UltraTherm Insulation, Impact Resistant, Reinforced Handles, Stackable.  Flat Lid is pressure fit (not threaded).  Since the lid isn’t threaded, you can fit a temperature probe underneath [See: Hands On: ChefAlarm Thermometer].

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.

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

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