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Reader Tip: 48 Quart Cooler… $14.24! + Building a Mash Tun

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Description Item # 089W477221110001P Model # 5248A718
Bring the party with you when tailgating, camping or in the backyard with this 48-quart chest cooler by Coleman. Two-way handles make this insulated cooler easy to transport and carry. A pull-tab drain on the side is leak resistant and rustproof, allowing you to easily clean your cooler for your next big party.

  • Pull-open lid
  • Two-way handles
  • Insulated
  • Pull tab drain
  • Holds up to 48 quarts
  • Dimensions: 23″ W x 14″ H x 12″ D

Use as a… cooler :) or build a mash tun and start all grain brewing.

This is marked down to just $14.24 at Kmart – Here – In store pickup is free.  Compare Here

Also: How to Build a Mash Tun from the AHA

All Grain Brewing Picks and Reviews

10 Gallon Cooler Mash Tun w/Built in Thermometer – $184.95 (Save $45)

Cooler Mash Tun With Thermometer - 10 Gallon

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

About: “A great way to get into all grain brewing! These coolers work very well as mash tuns, as you’ll notice barely any temperature loss throughout your 1hr+ mash. Internal dimensions are 18.375″H x 12.875″D. External dimensions are 20.875″H x 15.875″D with lid on. Comes with our stainless Bulkhead and Ball valve, 6″ thermometer, and our 12″ stainless steel false bottom.”

Cooler Mash Tun With Thermometer – 10 Gallon AG335 – $184.95 + Free Shipping

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10 Gallon Igloo Cooler – $39.98 + All Grain Tips and Gear

Igloo Beverage Jug - Orange and White, 10-Gallon

10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler from Igloo.  It’s been a good bit since I’ve seen a good deal on this cooler.  I have used this same model for years as my mash tun.  It’s works great.   It would also work dandy as a HLT.

Check it out – Here


  • High-visibility safety orange color
  • UV inhibitors protect against sun damage
  • Recessed and angled drip-resistant spigot for easy dispensing
  • Convenient cup dispenser included
  • Ideal for team sports, parties, or camping
  • 10-Gallon capacity
  • Cooler maintains ice for 3 days at 90 degrees F
  • The 10-gallon water cooler pressure-fit lid won’t trap dirt or mold

Igloo Beverage Jug – Orange and White, 10-Gallon – $39.98 + Free Pickup at Wal-Mart

Compare: Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage dispenser with spigot and Cup Dispenser

Related: Compatible Mash Tun Conversion Kit

The seat top lid on this cooler is handy.  Since it’s not threaded, you can run a thermometer under the lid.  Check out these pictures of a brew day, using ThermoWorks ChefAlarm (Review) Thermometer…

Temp probe cable running under the lid

The ThermoWorks ChefAlarm tracking mash temp like a champ.  It keeps a running high and low tally so you know what has happened over time.  It also features both high and low alarms.

100 Quart Coleman Cooler Xtreme Marine Cooler

Coleman 100 Quart Xtreme Cooler

100 Quart/25 Gallon Xtreme Marine Cooler from Coleman


  • Holds 130 cans – more than five cases of soda
  • Xtreme® 5 Technology keeps ice up to 5 days in temperatures up to 90° F (32.22° C)
  • Antimicrobial additive helps resist the growth of odor-causing bacteria on or in the cooler
  • UV inhibitor helps prevents yellowing
  • Two-way side handles and large tow handle for comfortable pulling
  • All-terrain wheels for easier moving
  • Tray and cutting board included for convenient food preparation
  • Rustproof, leak-resistant channel for no-tilt draining
  • Dimensions: 31.1 in. x 15.9 in. x 17.1 in. (79 cm x 41 cm x 43.43 cm)

At 25 Gallons this fits nicely under our Large Batch Tag.

Coleman 100 Quart Xtreme® 5 Marine Cooler

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Coleman 48 Quart Cooler + Building a Mash Tun

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler from Coleman 

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

This is the same 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.

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler

Also Consider: Two Piece Mini Keg Bung

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6″ Stainless Steel Kettle Screen – $9.99 Shipped

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6″ 304 Stainless Bazooka Screen by Happybrew

Handy for applications where a full (what seems to be standard) 12″ bazooka screen is too long.

This is 6″ in length and 1″ in diameter.  Made from 304 Stainless Steel.  1/2″ MPT Thread.

5/5/15 8:50 AM Central: This is selling for $9.99 with free shipping.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

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1/2″ Stainless Steel Weldless Ball Valve Assembly – $24.95 Shipped

 Mouse over image to zoom Have one to sell? Sell now 1/2" Stainless Steel Weldless Ball Valve Assembly w/ Barb

1/2″ stainless ball valve and weldless bulkhead assembly for $24.95 with free shipping.


  • 2 Piece 1/2″ stainless steel ball valve
  • 1/2″ Hose barb to 1/2″ MPT
  • 1/2″ Hex nipple
  • 1/2″ Stainless steel lock nut
  • Stainless steel washer
  • 2 Silicone o-rings
  • Silicone washer

Add a ball valve to your brew kettle or kettle based mash tun or HLT

1/2″ Stainless Steel Weldless Ball Valve Assembly w/ Barb – Brew Kettle Mash Tun – $24.95 + Free Shipping

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