Category Archives: Mash Tun

12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for Kettle or Mash Tun – $7.50 + free prime ship

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.

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

  • Stainless mesh tube replaces false bottom in a mash tun
  • Excellent for straining out leaf hops in the boil kettle
  • Overall length is 12 inches; 1/2″ male pipe threads

 

5/16/19 2 PM Central: This has dropped to $7.50.  That’s just 67 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning 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.

12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen with 1/2″ MPT Fitting


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Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft. [mash tun insulation & cooler hack]

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.

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

  • Inhibits or eliminates condensation
  • Nontoxic/no carcinogenic
  • Does not require Protective clothing, goggles, or respirator

5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil. Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength. Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application. Excellent vapor barrier for below grade. Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Square edge roll double bubble foil both sides 5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application Excellent vapor barrier for below grade Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Easy applied with tape & staples. Specifications Size: 24″ x 10′.

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash” and “cooler”

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 BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.


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

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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.

10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler – $49.97 at Home Depot + Compatible Conversion Kit Review

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

As of this posting, this is selling for $49.97.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  Price, promotions 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 the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Rubbermaid 10-Gallon Water Cooler Orange Cooler

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

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

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5 Gallon Igloo Cooler [Mash Tun or HLT] – $29.95 + free shipping + compatible conversion kit available via Brew Hardware

Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with spigot

5 Gallon Cooler by Igloo Products Corp

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

  • 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

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash”

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

4/23/19 10 PM Central: This has dropped to $29.95. 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 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler, Orange & Ultimate Drip Catcher Set – note: multiple variations of this may be available, as such, a different version may show up at this link


Also: Converted 10 Gallon Mash Tun from Brew Hardware | 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler | Review: 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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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.

Hands on Review: Spike Brewing Equipment Spike+ Kettle AND Kettle Closeout Sale

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Limited Time Sale, Review Continues Below:

Spike Brewing Equipment is closing out all V3 stock (a v3 Spike+ kettle is reviewed in this post).  These are featured filled, high quality kettles that are rarely discounted.  The closeout is a rare chance to get a deal.  NOTE: Limited to stock on hand, when these are gone.. they’re gone.

V3 Kettle Closeout – a v3 Spike+ kettle is reviewed in this post


Spike+ Kettle + Mash Tun Conversion

Spike kettles come in sizes from 10 gallons all the way up to 50 gallons. The 10, 15, and 20 gallon kettles all share a common trait of 1.2 mm thick walls and a 5 mm thick base. The 30 and 50 gallon units up those numbers to 1.5 mm walls and a 6 mm base. Spike is quick to point out that these are the thickest kettle walls on the market. At first that might not seem like something that matters, it just seems like something that makes them heavy to lift and move around. But if you accidentally bang it into a doorway or a table you’re thankful for sturdy kettle walls that keep it looking new rather than beat up.

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Rubber Mini Keg Bung [used in some mash tun conversions]

Rubber Mini Keg Bung


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

  • Rubber mini keg bung
  • Reusable bung for a 5 liter Party keg
  • 2 piece design

Two piece reusable bung for a 5 liter party keg. The most common plug used in home brewing for 5 liter kegs.


This is primarily intended to be used with 5L mini kegs.  It’s also used in some cooler mash tun conversion projects.  See: How to Build a Mash Tun from the AHA

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash tun”

Rubber Mini Keg Bung


Also: Coleman 48 Quart Cooler | All Grain Tips & Gear

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

10 Gallon Igloo Mash Tun AND HLT Tank – $169.99, Save $80 w/stacking sales

10 Gallon Igloo Cooler Mash Tun With False Bottom AND Hot Liquor Tank

10 Gallon Igloo Cooler Mash Tun With False Bottom AND Hot Liquor Tank via Austin Homebrew Supply

About, from AHS: “This is a pair of 10 Gallon Converted Igloo Coolers made into ar Mash Tun With False Bottom AND a Hot Liquor Tank,  This package includes 2 Igloo coolers. One 10 gallon cooler will be used as a hot liquor tank. The HLT will include a ball valve and hose for sparging. The mash tun is a converted 10 Gallon Igloo cooler with a stainless steel false bottom, a stainless tube, and ball valve.  Color may vary due to availability.”

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply has a selection of ALL GRAIN homebrew recipe kits that include free shipping to most US addresses.  Prices are starting at just $27.94 shipped to your door.  Check AHS for current selection and pricing.

About from Austin Homebrew Supply: “These recipes are crafted by the talented brewers of Austin Homebrew, the leader in Homebrew Recipes.”

As of this posting, this combo marked down $50 to $199.99.  Check AHS for current availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting AHS is discounting most orders based on order sizeSpend $50, get $10 off. Spend $150, get $30 off. Spend $250, get $50 off.  No coupon code is required, savings will be automatically reflected at checkout.  That savings you another $30 for a total savings of $80.

10 Gallon Igloo Cooler Mash Tun With False Bottom AND Hot Liquor Tank

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

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Also: Free Shipping All Grain Recipe Kits – via AHS to many US addresses

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

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Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler [for Mash Tun or HLT] + Brew Hardware 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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Hands on Review: Spike Brewing Equipment Spike+ Kettle

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Limited Time Sale, Review Continues Below:

Spike Brewing Equipment is closing out all V3 stock (a v3 Spike+ kettle is reviewed in this post).  These are featured filled, high quality kettles that are rarely discounted.  The closeout is a rare chance to get a deal.  NOTE: Limited to stock on hand, when these are gone.. they’re gone.

V3 Kettle Closeout – a v3 Spike+ kettle is reviewed in this post


Spike+ Kettle + Mash Tun Conversion

Spike kettles come in sizes from 10 gallons all the way up to 50 gallons. The 10, 15, and 20 gallon kettles all share a common trait of 1.2 mm thick walls and a 5 mm thick base. The 30 and 50 gallon units up those numbers to 1.5 mm walls and a 6 mm base. Spike is quick to point out that these are the thickest kettle walls on the market. At first that might not seem like something that matters, it just seems like something that makes them heavy to lift and move around. But if you accidentally bang it into a doorway or a table you’re thankful for sturdy kettle walls that keep it looking new rather than beat up.

Continue reading