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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.

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.  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 sold out not too long after we last featured it.
  • 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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120 Quart [30 Gallon!] Coleman Coastal Xtreme Cooler [Stainless Steel Hardware + Drain]…. $45.08!

Coleman Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Portable Cooler, 120 Quart

Coleman Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Portable Cooler, 120 Quart

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

  • Holds 100 cans, more than 4 cases of soda.,Coleman beverage cooler has a updated, stylish outer casing
  • Have-A-Seat Lid supports up to 250 lbs.,Hinged lid with 4 molded cup holders on this outdoor cooler help prevent spills and keeps drinks close
  • No Crush Comfort Handles for easy, pinch-free carrying.,Rust-resistant stainless steel hardware
  • Xtreme 5 Technology in the Coleman 70 qt Xtreme Marine Cooler keeps ice up to 5 days in temperatures up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.,ThermOZONE Insulation contains no CFCs, HFCs or HCFCs, which deplete the ozone
  • UV-color additive helps prevent yellowing and weakening in the case.,Rustproof, leak-resistant channel for no-tilt draining.,.,Designed for a comfortable lid cushion (sold separately)

 

2/13/20 7:30 PM Central: This has dropped to just $45.08.  That’s a whopping 62% discount from list. 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.

Coleman Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Portable Cooler, 120 Quart – note 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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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.

5 Gallon Igloo Cooler [Mash Tun or HLT] – $29.95 + free shipping + 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

2/9/20 3 PM Central: This is selling for $29.95. 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.

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 Bazooka Screen for Kettle or Mash Tun – $5.88 + free prime ship

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:

  • Stainless mesh tube replaces false bottom in a mash tun
  • Excellent for straining out leaf hops in the boil kettle
  • Overall length is 12 inches; 1/2″ male pipe threads

 

2/9/20 1 PM Central: This has dropped to just $5.88. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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.

12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen with 1/2″ MPT Fitting


Related: All Grain Tips and Gear | Kettle Accessories Tag | Recent Kettle Finds

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Sparging Bag for 6.5 Gallon Buckets – $12.95 + free prime ship

Sparging Bag for 6.5 Gallon Bucket

Sparging Bag for 6.5 Gallon Bucket

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

  • Sparging bag
  • For 6.5 gallon bucket
  • Can be used for straining fruit wine

Fits in 5 – 6.5 gallon plastic buckets. Simply place the bag into your bucket as you would a trash can liner. Pour the mash into the sparging bag, then sparge into your brew kettle. Also used as straining bag for fruit wine.


 

1/9/20/12 AM Central: These are selling for $12.95. 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 

Sparging Bag for 6.5 Gallon Bucket


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.

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme Heavy-Duty Cooler… $31.20 + free shipping

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme 5-Day Heavy-Duty Cooler

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme 5-Day Heavy-Duty Cooler by Coleman

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

  • Keeps ice up to 5 days at temps up to 90°F thanks to an insulated lid and extra insulation in walls
  • Holds 100 cans and has molded cup holders on top of lid to keep drinks close and prevent spilling
  • Leak-resistant channel drain lets you remove excess water without tilting cooler
  • Have-A-Seat lid supports up to 250 pounds so you always have a place to sit and rest
  • Comfort-grip no-crush handles for easy, pinch-free carrying
  • EZ-Clean top uses a smoother surface that easily wipes clean
  • Made in the USA with low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

1/6/20 5 PM Central: This has dropped to just $31.20.  Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices, 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.

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme 5-Day Heavy-Duty Cooler – note 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

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 Mesh Filter Screen for Kettle or Mash Tun


Stainless Steel Mesh Hops Beer Tun Filter Hopper Strainer Thread Kettle Tube for Home Brew

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:

  • This kind of thread kettle filter tube is designed for home brewing, keeping hop waste out of the boil kettle and make your beer looks clear.
  • 304 food grade stainless steel mesh screen, smooth surface, rust and corrosion resistant, heavy duty and it can be used for a long time.
  • 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.
  • Our bazooka screen can attach to the 1/2 BSP thread fitting. The filter can install onto the brewing kettle, round cooler.
  • After using this filter tube, let it dry and then pour out the grain sediment.

 

Stainless Steel Mesh Hops Beer Tun Filter Hopper Strainer Thread Kettle Tube for Home Brew – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Related: All Grain Tips and Gear | Kettle Accessories Tag | Recent Kettle Finds

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Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler [for Mash Tun or HLT] + Brew Hardware Conversion Kit Review

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler

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

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

  • 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

 

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

I use this same cooler for my mash tun and it has worked great for me for years.  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].

If you want to convert this to a mash tun…. considertn_img_0322-300x225 this conversion kit from Brew Hardware.  Check out my Review of that great setup

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


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

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.

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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”

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.


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

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.

SuperHandy Rotomolded 45 Quart Beverage Cooler – Mash Tun Conversion?

SuperHandy Cooler Rotomolded Enhanced Wheeled Ice Cooler (Water Cooler, 45QT, 45QT Cooler with Wheels) (Water Cooler)

SuperHandy Cooler Rotomolded Enhanced Wheeled Ice Cooler, 45QT

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

  • ‘HEY, HOW COOLIN’..? – Our Rotomolded 5 GALLON / 20 QT / 8.9L / 640 Oz Ice Water Sport Beverage Cooler goes BEYOND the minimum standard Days of Ice Retention but up to 5 Days or LONGER (if pre-cooled, kept in low: temps & UV index). Food Grade Safe, Dry Ice Compatible & Tough Enough to Endure Whatever Nature Throws at You!
  • SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION – Rotomolded Coolers are the ‘Creme of the Crop’ in Technology for Commercial Grade Insulation. Our Cooler has 3″ THICK Insulated Walls, All Round UV Protective Shell, Commercial Grade 360° D-Seal Style 15mm Gasket (Trapping All Cold Inside), Recessed Zero-Leak Drip Resistant Faucet, a Lock in Place Steel Handle with Ergonomic Grip & Molded Tie Down Slats that allow for additional strapping to make transport/anchoring easy & fun!
  • INGENUITIVE DESIGN FEATURES – INGENUITIVE DESIGN FEATURES – Rotomolded Coolers have High Weight Resistant properties & we designed a Sleek Grip Seat Surface for sitting on. Includes: Super Duty Nylon Rope Handles (removable), Dual Built-In Stainless Steel Lock-plate Bottle Openers, Non-Skid Feet, Sleek Low Profile Snag-less TPE T-Clasp Latch that is Tight & Locks Flush. This Cooler can be Sealed & Air Tight (Internal Dimensions: 21.5L x 11W x 21.1H / Empty Weight: 26.45lbs)
  • THE SUPERHANDY ADVANTAGE – Partner with us & join millions worldwide who Empower their everyday lives, by using our Cutting Edge Equipment & Supreme Advanced Technology, to Conquer any task or obstacle. Arise & Gain Dominance over your ‘Sphere of Influence’ by starting here.
  • COMMITMENT – SuperHandy is the only authorized seller of SuperHandy products, we are committed to providing customers with a stress-free shopping experience. Buy with confidence, we are ALWAYS here to help.

 

Note from HBF: I would love to see a mash tun conversion that features this cooler.  If you want to do that, I’d love to hear about it.

SuperHandy Cooler Rotomolded Enhanced Wheeled Ice Cooler (Water Cooler, 45QT, 45QT Cooler with Wheels) (Water Cooler) – note 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

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.