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48 Quart Coleman Cooler – $24.99 + free prime ship + Step by Step Mash Tun Conversion from the AHA

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler, Blue

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

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  • Keeps the Ice: 3-day ice retention at temperatures up to 90 °F
  • Holds 63 cans; Added height to hold 2-liter bottles upright to help prevent spills
  • Leak-resistant drain lets you remove water without turning the cooler upside down
  • Hinged lid for easy, one-handed access; 2-way handles for easy lifting and carrying in a space-saving design
  • Low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing
  • Dimensions: 14 W x 14.5 H x 26 L in Inches
  • Made in the USA

 

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.

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1/18/21 1 AM Central: This is selling for just $24.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Rubber Mini Keg BungReview: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit | Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation

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Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler – for Homebrew Mash Tun or HLT – $39.99, near best price + free shipping

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Water Jug With Cup Dispenser

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

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  • Plastic
  • Made in the USA
  • 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

 

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I use this same cooler for my mash tun and it has worked great for me for years.tn_img_0322-300x225  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

1/14/21 3:30 PM Central: This is on sale for $39.99. That’s 92 cents shy of the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage dispenser with spigot and Cup Dispenser – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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1/2″ Stainless Stainless Weldless Bulkhead and Ball Valve – add a ball valve to your kettle or mash tun – $14.99, best price + free prime ship

DERNORD 1/2 Inch Stainless Stee Ball Valve Weldless Bulkhead For Home Brew Kettle (1/2 NPT to 1/2 Barb Hose)

DERNORD 1/2 Inch Stainless Stee Ball Valve Weldless Bulkhead For Home Brew Kettle (1/2 NPT to 1/2 Barb Hose)

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  • 1/2 Inch Stainless Steel 2 piece Full Port Ball Valve
  • 1/2 Inch Stainless Steel Hose Barb
  • 1/2 Inch weldless bulkhead fitting fits 7/8 Inch kettle hole
  • WOG1000 working pressure rating (1000psi) to withstand high pressure and extreme temperatures
  • Rigorous testing standards prove minimal corrosion and rust along with easy cleaning

From HBF: 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.

 

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

1/5/21 5 PM Central; This combo is selling for just $14.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

DERNORD 1/2 Inch Stainless Stee Ball Valve Weldless Bulkhead For Home Brew Kettle (1/2 NPT to 1/2 Barb Hose) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Loc-Line 40413 Coolant Hose Assembly Kit, Acetal Copolymer, 7 Piece, 1/4″ [Mash Tun] – $8.24 + free prime ship

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Loc-Line 40413 Coolant Hose Assembly Kit, Acetal Copolymer, 7 Piece, 1/4″ Coolant Hose ID

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  • Kit of 7 acetal copolymer modular hose components includes 2 hose segments, 3 round nozzles, and 2 NPT connectors
  • Components attach to each other by the Loc-Line ball-and-socket design, and the NPT connector has one end threaded for connecting to NPT pipe
  • Acetal copolymer plastic resists corrosion and moisture, and can be used with acetone, alcohol, ethyl, greases, oils, commercial dish detergents, gasoline, lacquer solvents, and sodium hydroxide
  • Maximum operating temperature of 170 degrees F
  • Meets NSF/ANSI standards 14, 51, and 61 for drinking (potable) water

 

12/21/20 8 AM Central: This combo is selling for $8.24.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Loc-Line 40413 Coolant Hose Assembly Kit, Acetal Copolymer, 7 Piece, 1/4″ Coolant Hose ID – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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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  • 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′.


 

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Note: multiple size and length options may be available.  Cost will vary.  Search Amazon for “Reflectix”

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. – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Chapman Brewing Equipment Thermobarrel Stainless Mash Tun – HALF OFF

10 Gallon Thermobarrel Mash Tun

Thermobarrel Mash Tuns

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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” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Note: multiple size and length options may be available.  Cost will vary.  Search Amazon for “Reflectix”

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. – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Chapman Brewing Equipment Thermobarrel Stainless Mash Tun – HALF OFF + Hands on Review

10 Gallon Thermobarrel Mash Tun

Thermobarrel Mash Tuns

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5 Gallon Igloo Cooler – Convert to homebrew Mash Tun or HLT

Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with spigot

5 Gallon Cooler by Igloo Products Corp

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  • 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

 

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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.

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


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Hands on Review: Ss Brewtech InfuSsion Mash Tun!

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.

Ssbrewtech InfuSsion Mash Tun

At first glance, you might think the Brewtech InfuSsion mash tun was only created to lure those mashing in Igloo coolers into something more sophisticated. And that might be the appeal to some. For me, I was looking for a mash tun as I moved from e-BIAB to a 2-vessel electric system. I wanted a mash tun that’s only job was mashing. The InfuSsion provided that simplicity of function, while still being technologically advanced.

Two Vessel Setup

The InfuSsion mash tun is a combination stainless steel kettle and insulated cooler. The inside of the mash tun is durable stainless steel, as is the outside. In between is sandwiched high density insulating foam to make a full inch of engineered layers. With the foam inside the walls you can’t directly heat the mash tun as you’d risk melting the foam. Of course with the foam in there, it means you’re less likely to need to add heat.

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