Category Archives: Cooler-As-a-Cooler

YETI Hopper Coolers on Woot!

YETI Hopper 30 or Hopper 40 Coolers

About, from Woot: “There are some adventures where we just want to grab our stuff and go. That’s where the Hopper comes in. It’s the first 100% leakproof portable cooler. We’ve engineered it the way we do everything — to keep ice for days and be tough as nails. So don’t call it a soft cooler — it’s anything but. The Hopper is loaded with features you won’t find on any other cooler and built to go the extra mile, whether that’s down a wild river in a kayak or on a floatplane trip to a remote salmon stream.”

  • DryHide Shell: Hopper’s high-density fabric is waterproof and resistant to mildew, punctures, and abrasion. The liner is made from a FDA approved food-grade material.
  • ColdCell Insulation: Closed-cell foam offers far superior cold-holding to ordinary soft coolers.
  • HydroLok Zipper: Borrowed from survival suits and hazmat protective gear to make the ultimate waterproof, airtight closure.
  • Tie-Down Points: Six D-ring tie-down points give you multiple ways to secure the Hopper.
  • HitchPoint Grid: Easily attach pretty much anything to your Hopper. Bottle openers, carabiners, or accessories like the YETI Sidekick Gear Case.
  • Double-Stitched Carry Options: With a detachable shoulder strap and three different sets of reinforced handles, you’ve got options on how to make the load easier to carry.
  • Your Choice: Hopper 30 or Hopper 40

As of this posting, Woot has both 30 and 40 quart YETI Hopper Coolers starting at $169.99.  I don’t see a lot of deals of YETI coolers.  This is available today only, while supplies last.  Check Woot for current offering and price.

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Coleman Party Stacker 25 Quart Cooler

25 Quart (6.25 Gallon) Party Stacker Cooler from Coleman  25 Quart Capacity.  Holds (24) 12 oz Cans + Ice.  Wide base fits warm serving dishes.  Stacking design for easy storage and organization.

It doesn’t look this has a drain, so this may not necessarily be great for a mash tun.  This is more of a cooler-as-a-cooler vs a cooler-to-be-converted-to-a-mashtun sort of a cooler.  You could use this to keep your homebrew or favorite draft beer (and more) cold.

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 25-Quart Party Stacker Cooler

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48 Quart Igloo Marine Cooler

48 Quart Igloo Marine Cooler.  Polyethylene construction.  Swing-up carry handles. Ultratherm insulation in body for maximum cold retention; holds ice up to 3 days at 90 degree Fahrenheit
Made in the USA.

This is probably more of a cooler-as-a-cooler vs a cooler-to-be-converted-to-a-mashtun sort of a cooler.  You could use this to keep your homebrew or favorite draft beer (and more) cold.

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

Igloo Marine Coolers – multiple sizes available

AlsoHands On: 25 Quart Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler

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Cooler Shock Soft Sided Cooler

(24) Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can by Cooler Shock.  No ice, soft cooler with R5 insulation.  Regular handle and adjustable shoulder strap.

Cooler includes integrated pockets for the ice packs to slide into.

Use to keep you favorite homebrew, craft beer and more cold while you’re on the go.

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

Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can

Also available as a combo that include Cooler Shock Ice Packs – (24) Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can

Uses for Ice Packs
  • The first and most obvious use for these… use them in your cooler to keep your homebrew, favorite craft beer and more cold.  I went to ice packs instead of ice after watching a segment on packing your cooler properly on “Good Eats”.  Thanks to Alton Brown I have been ice free since and haven’t looked back.
  • Traveling someplace to brew – put your yeast and hops in a small cooler with an ice pack.
  • I like to keep an ice pack next to yeast in my fridge to help temp stabilize it.
  • If you’re using an ice bath to help keep fermentation temperatures down, use ice packs instead of ice.  This method saves you needing to drain water from the bath like you would have if you had added more ice, adding more gel packs doesn’t add any additional water to the mix.  If you’re in the practice of purchasing bags of ice for this, this method will also save you money in the long run.
  • If you have warm ground water temps, set up your system with a pre-chiller and use ice packs to help chill down your ground water.

Cooler Shock Performance Chart via their 3 x Large Offering on Amazon

 

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Pelican Elite Coolers

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G7KG0ZA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=hombrefin-20&linkId=3b9f04d8f31927c6738b9885b6f12df5

Pelican Elite Coolers by Pelican.  30 quart capacity.  Extreme ice retention: 2 inch of polyurethane insulation with a 360 degree freezer-grade gasket that delivers extreme ice retention for up to 10 days.  Features: molded handles and tie-down slots, 3 inch locking latches, reinforced lockable hasp, stainless steel bottle opener, anti-shear hinge system, leakproof drain plug, 4 self draining cup holders, integrated measuring board on lid in centimeters and inches, non-skid rubber feet.

Made in the USA: includes pelican’s legendary lifetime guarantee – you break it, they will replace it…Forever.

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Pelican Elite Cooler – additional size and color options available

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Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers

Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers by Twisted Root Design.  Virtually Indestructible Roto-Molded Construction.  Proprietary CRYO-THERM Insulation.  Commercial grade gasket.  45 Quart Capacity.  Includes – integrated Cutting Board, Storage Loft, 2 Wire Cup Holders, 2 Stainless Steel Cups.

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Twisted Root Cryo Coolers – additional size and color options available

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Reader Tip: Coleman 16 Can Soft Cooler [Includes Hard Liner]

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

Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler With Hard Liner

16 Can Soft Cooler by Coleman.  Includes removable hard plastic liner.  Adjustable shoulder strap.  Front zippered pocket and inside mesh pockets.

Use with ice or ice substitute.

Use this to keep your homebrew or favorite draft beer (and more) cold.

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 16-Can Soft Cooler With Hard Liner

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