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10 Gallon Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit – $68 + Hands on Review

cooler conversion kit

This Brew Hardware kit includes everything you need to convert a 10 gallon Igloo or Home Depot Rubbermaid Cooler to a Mash Tun.

This kit includes…

  • 12″ stainless steel domed false bottom with upgraded large ID connection elbow
  • One piece (Brew Hardware custom designed) machined bulkhead with interior barb
  • 2 piece stainless ball valve – can be upgraded to 3 piece
  • Required length of high temp silicone tubing
  • Does not include cooler or barb/camlock.  Barb and camlock fitting options are available under accessories on the right side of the screen.

from Brew Hardware: “What makes our kit different than the competition? Ugh, now we have to brag just a little. The bulkhead we include in this kit is custom machined out of hex bar stock to our exact specifications making it extremely simple to install and leak free from day one. It’s not a bunch of off the shelf parts made with half a roll of teflon tape. We also use a high flow elbow connector at the false bottom which also features a custom made smooth bore retainer. Long story short, we’ve held off on offering cooler false bottom kits for a long time until we had all the high end components described here.” [full product description]

Options are available both for an Igloo 10 gallon cooler and for Home Depot’s 10 gallon cooler.   A complete converted option is also available.  That includes the cooler along with your choice of connection fittings.  This is Flat Rate Shipping (with $150 order) and Free Shipping (with $299 order) eligible.

This is the conversion kit I use and it’s… awesome.   tn_img_0322-300x225Check out my Hands on Review.

COOLER TO MASH TUN CONVERSION KIT – $68

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12″ Kettle Screen 1/2″ NPT – $4.99 at William’s Brewing

from Williams Brewing: “Turn any pot into a mash tun. This all stainless straining screen screws into the threaded back inlet of the Polarware Brew Pot and other pots with 1/2″ female NPT bulkheads, allowing you to mash or strain out whole hops from the boil (these tend to clog when using a lot of pellet hops). 12″ long..” [keep reading]

As of this posting, these are just $4.99.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.

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Stacks With: This sale at William’s Brewing – that saves you up to $50, depending on order total.

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48 Quart Coleman Cooler – $19.99 + Building a Mash Tun from the AHA

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler, Blue

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

Holds 63 cans, tall enough to carry 2 liter bottles, hinged lid, two way handles, rustproof and leak-proof drain.

This is the same style of cooler that’s featured in the AHA’s Article… Building a Mash Tun has Never Been So Easy.  That build is based on Denny Conn’s design.

12/9/17 8 AM Central: This is selling for $19. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler

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48 Quart Coleman Cooler + Building a Mash Tun from the AHA

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler, Blue

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

Holds 63 cans, tall enough to carry 2 liter bottles, hinged lid, two way handles, rustproof and leak-proof drain.

This is the same style of cooler that’s featured in the AHA’s Article… Building a Mash Tun has Never Been So Easy.  That build is based on Denny Conn’s design.

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

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler

AlsoTwo Piece Mini Keg Bung | All Grain Tips & Gear | Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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Mash Tun Conversion Kit for 10 Gallon Coolers – $59.49

COOLER CONVERSION KIT (10 Gallon Coolers)

COOLER CONVERSION KIT (10 Gallon Coolers) from William’s Brewing: “This kit will convert all 10 gallon Igloo and all current (sold since 06/01/2015) Rubbermaid round water coolers into an insulated mash tun. Everything is included, the stainless false bottom, valve, connecting barbs, silicone seals, and tubing.

This includes our new more efficient false bottom with a wort pickup pipe that is held ¼” from the floor of the cooler for maximum efficiency, and a silicone lip for the false bottom to both securely seal it to the cooler bottom and prevent cooler scratches.”

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“Fits all current 10 gallon Igloo® and Rubbermaid® (AKA Home Depot®) water coolers.

Just remove the valve from your existing 10 gallon cooler, and install the KettleValve with its patented O ring retaining groove on the outside, and the inside false bottom and hose attachment.  Includes a 3/8″ outlet hose barb.

This fits all Igloo and current model (as of 06/01/2015) Rubbermaid/Home Depot 10 gallon water coolers.”

 

As of this posting, this is selling for $69.99.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price and availability

 

COOLER CONVERSION KIT (10 Gallon Coolers)

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Weldless Stainless Spigot for Kettles and Coolers – $27.99

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MoreBeer’s Weldless Spigot designed for installation in both kettles and coolers.

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from MoreBeer: 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. want to fully drain your boil kettle? No problem, just add our kettle maximizer! This allows for unlimited flexibility.

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. This product replaces our WL101. Manufactured by Fermentap.

You will need to drill a 1″ hole in your kettle for installation of this weldless spigot. We recommend a Step Drill Bit for this.

Product Description – Here.  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

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Weldless Spigot – Stainless WL301 – $34.95 $27.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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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

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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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