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5 Gallon Igloo Cooler [Mash Tun or HLT] p- $22.99 + free prime ship & 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

10/20/20 9:30 AM Central: This is on sale for just $22.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

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.

12″ Stainless Steel Domed False Bottom… $28.99 + free shipping

Chill Passion Stainless Steel Domed False Bottom, Select a Size (12", 10" or 9"), 12" L x 12" W

Chill Passion Stainless Steel False Bottom


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

  • Made with high quality 304 grade stainless steel
  • Includes 3/8″ barb fitting
  • 7/8″ hole in the center
  • Choose the right size for your brew pot

10/10/20 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $28.99. 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.

Chill Passion Stainless Steel Domed False Bottom, Select a Size (12″, 10″ or 9″), 12″ L x 12″ Wnote that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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Back in Stock… Brew Hardware 10 Gallon Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit – $68 + Hands on Review

cooler conversion kit

This Brew Hardware Mash Tun Conversion Kit includes everything you need to convert a 10 gallon Igloo or Home Depot Rubbermaid Cooler to a Mash Tun.  Note that it does not includes a cooler.

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

  • 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.

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.


 

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.  In my experience it’s cheaper to grab the conversion kit from Brew Hardware and source the cooler separately.  See some links to compatible coolers below.

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

  • This has been sold out for quite some time.
  • As of this posting a limited number are back in stock at $68.
  • Pricing and, especially, availability can vary.  Check Brew Hardware for current, description, price and availability.

COOLER TO MASH TUN CONVERSION KIT

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

  • 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.

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

9/8/20 5:30 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, 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

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

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.

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20 Gallon Ss Brewtech InfuSsion Mash Tun, Previous Version… Blowout Sale at Keg Outlet

Ss Brewtech InfuSsion Mash Tun (20 Gallon)Ss Brewtech InfuSsion Mash Tun (20 Gallon) via Keg Outlet

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

InfuSsion Mash Tun – 20 Gallon

The 20 Gallon InfuSsion™ Mash Tun from Ss Brewing Technologies is targeted at serious brewers wanting to mash in an insulated stainless steel tun that has great thermal retention, a sloped bottom with center drain, a recirculation port, a manometer, LCD thermometer, high quality 3 piece ball valve, and innovation optional accessories such as a vorlauf attachment and a RIMS re-circulaton mainfold. By locating the drain port in the middle we are able to get better uniformity and efficiency through the grain bed versus traditional plastic cooler setups or even herms/rims systems which all typically draw off of one side or another – not the dead center /bottom of the tun!. And of course the manometer lets you optimize your flow rate and is yet another pro brewing feature (like the center drain) we are bringing to the home and nano brewing market. Our optional sparge arm will also work here on this unit as will the optional MTSs (Mash Temperature Stabilization system). Ss Brewtech’s new 20 gal InfuSsion Mash Tun is one deadly serious piece of brewing equipment that will bring you years of great brewing and great beers!

  • 20 Gallon capacity
  • Dual wall (foam insulated) high grade 304 Ss
  • Better temp retention than plastic coolers
  • Ultra high efficiency mashing!
  • Get clear wort / set grain bed efficiently
  • Center drain and 5 degree sloped bottom
  • NO DEAD SPACE! Conical bottom with drain
  • MANOMETER FOR MEASURING DP !!!
  • WILL HAVE RE-CIRCULATION PORT !!!
  • Foam insulated lid for heat retention
  • Can not direct fire heat with burner
  • Hang lid on either handle
  • Silicone handles for safety
  • Internal volume markings starting at 2 gallon
  • Electrically etched volume markings
  • Volume markings in both gals / liters
  • Includes false bottom w/silicone gasket!
  • Includes thermowell
  • Includes precision LCD thermometer (NEW)
  • Includes high quality 304 Ss 3 piece ball valve
  • Make kettle sours! Click HERE
  • Dimensions: 19.5″ Width x 23″ Height (body only)
  • Add 4″ to width for both handles
  • Add 3″ to height for the lid / handle
  • PICTURE THUMBNAILS ARE 10 GAL MODEL
  • Patent pending

From Keg Outlet:

“We’re running through the original version of the Ss Brewtech InfuSsion Mash Tun for over $100 off MSRP. The new version has been released with tri-clamp fittings so these old units have to go. Grab one now at this unbeatable price!

These won’t last long, the 10 gallon mash tuns have already sold out!”

Ss Brewtech InfuSsion Mash Tun (20 Gallon)

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

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Hands On Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit – Making a Mash Tun

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Brew Hardware’s 10 Gallon Beverage Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit

Brew Hardware is known for innovative, high quality brewing gear.  They have a good amount of gear that is their design and only available via Brew Hardware.

Brew Hardware’s Mash Tun Conversion Kit is available in two versions.  One that works with Igloo’s 10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler and one that works with Home Depot Beverage Coolers.  Just pick your preference on the product page.  This review specially looks at the Igloo Cooler version.  My assumption is that the Home Depot/Rubbermaid version is very similar.


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Availability of Brew Hardware’s mash tun conversion kit is generally touch and go.  As of this post, a limited number are in stock.


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cln_img_0292What’s included: 12″ stainless domed steel false bottom – with high flow connector, 2 piece SS ball valve, True Weldless Bulkhead with 5/8″ barb and a section of 1/2″ ID high temp silicone tubing.

cln_img_0295A comparison of the high flow elbow (bottom) vs my old false bottom (top).  I would consider my old false bottom (top) to by a pretty standard size.  As you can see.. there is a huge difference in size.  That can only lead to better flow rates and fewer clogs.  To my knowledge Brew Hardware is the only shop to carry such a thing.

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

cooler conversion kit

This Brew Hardware Mash Tun Conversion Kit includes everything you need to convert a 10 gallon Igloo or Home Depot Rubbermaid Cooler to a Mash Tun.  Note that it does not includes a cooler.

More Info

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

  • 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.

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.


 

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.  In my experience it’s cheaper to grab the conversion kit from Brew Hardware and source the cooler separately.  See some links to compatible coolers below.

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

  • Pricing and, especially, availability can vary.  Check Brew Hardware for current, description, price and availability.

COOLER TO MASH TUN CONVERSION KIT

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

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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 rp:bhconversion

Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering AutoSparge

blichmann autosparge review

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.

Blichmann AutoSparge

The Blichmann AutoSparge is an ingenious device that gives you “digital like” control precision, but uses no electronics to accomplish it. Its function is to automatically maintain a water level in your mash tun during sparging or recirculation of wort. If your brewing process uses sparge water transfer or recirculating wort, the AutoSparge turns this into a hands-free operation where you set it up once and then can go worry about other things (or RDWHAHB).

The AutoSparge uses some cool engineering principles to maintain the liquid level in your mash tun. The main function is a slider piston valve that uses hydraulic pressure to let liquid flow into your kettle. This screws into a 1/2″ NPT port on your kettle. With fluid pushing on the valve (either from a pump or from a gravity feed), it pushes the valve back and lets beer in the kettle. There’s a barbed fitting and a length of hose that comes with it to take circulating wort from the top of your kettle down to the grain level. Attached to the other end of the valve is a long rod and stainless-clad hollow ball. This ball floats on the water level in your kettle. As the fluid level rises, the ball floats up and pushes the slider valve closed, shutting off the flow of wort into your kettle.

The rod and floating ball is adjusted simply by a wing nut you loosen and adjust the float to sit at the level you want, then hand tighten it down. With laws of physics and lever arms, the ball can easily contain the high flow rate of a recirculating pump you may have hooked up. Another nice detail is the hose that delivers the wort down to your grain bed has its own little floating ball. In this way, it will sit on the top of your fluid level, and not be buried down in your grain bed blasting its own trench.

Once you have your float level set, you just let your pump(s) run. As you pull wort out from the bottom of your mash tun, the fluid level goes down in the kettle and the float arm opens up the valve and lets more wort come in. If you’re pulling fluid out slowly, the wort level drops slowly and therefore the valve only opens a little bit to replace that wort slowly. If you’re pulling out wort quickly, the level drops more quickly and the valve opens up more.


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5 Gallon Igloo Cooler [Mash Tun or HLT] + compatible conversion kit available via Brew Hardware

Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with spigot

5 Gallon Cooler by Igloo Products Corp

More Info

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

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

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.

12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for Kettle or Mash Tun

SONGLIN Stainless Steel Kettle Tube Mash Mesh Filter Bazooka Spigot Pot Filter Boil Screen Brew for Home Brew Tools (12 inch)

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:

  • Material :Stainless Steel
  • Size:6inch:length*width-6.3in*1.65in(16*4.2cm),12inch:length*width-12.2in*1.65in(31*4.2cm)
  • Limit hop particles from making it into your product.
  • Used with mash tun,boiling kettle
  • Various usage:Perfect for all-grain brewing or straining out leaf hops after your boil , replace false bottom to separate wort from the grain effectively ,also use this as a screen in cooler mash tun.

 

SONGLIN Stainless Steel Kettle Tube Mash Mesh Filter Bazooka Spigot Pot Filter Boil Screen Brew for Home Brew Tools (12 inch) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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