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10 Gallon Igloo Cooler [Convert to Mash Tun or HLT} – on sale for… $35.83

10 Gallon Igloo Cooler

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10 Gallon Igloo Cooler

Also: 10 Gallon Converted Igloo Cooler Mash Tun With False Bottom AND HLT

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Kegland 14 Gallon Insulated Mash Tun – on sale for $99.99, save… $60!

Insulated Cooler Mash Tun | Hot Liquor Tank | 14 gal. AG336

Insulated Cooler Mash Tun | Hot Liquor Tank | 14 gal.

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

If you’re ready to step up to all grain brewing, this converted insulated cooler works wonders as a mash tun! The 14-gallon size can hold upwards of 25 lbs of grain, so there’s plenty of room for even the strongest 5-gallon beer recipes and is perfect for most 10 gallon batches up to 1.070 SG. Comes pre-assembled with stainless steel perforated false bottom, high temperature silicone tubing, and 1/2″ female threaded ball valve. Pair the valve with the male threaded fitting (plus a little plumber’s tape) that best suits your setup and you’ll off and running.

The cooler also works perfectly as a Hot Liquor Tank. Use with the false bottom in place, or simply remove it and keep it on hand in case you decide to use the cooler as a Mash Tun down the road. Two of these coolers plus the Fermentap Sparge Arm Assembly work perfectly as a gravity fed all-grain setup. To connect the cooler’s ball valve to the sparge arm assembly, we recommend a 1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Barb fitting and 3/8″ ID silicone tubing. Plumber’s tape will ensure you have a leak-proof connection between the barb fitting and the ball valve.

Includes:

Insulated beverage cooler
Max Volume: 14.7 Gal (56 L)
Stainless dome-shaped perforated false bottom
High temperature silicone tubing
Stainless 1/2″ BSP ball valve
External Dimensions: Approx. 19″ L x 19″ W x 22″ H

KegLand Part Number: KL04671

 

MoreBeer is discounting select gear by up to 45% as part of an End of Summer Sale!

This is included in the mix and on sale for just $99.99. That’s a whopping $60 savings. This is an outstanding deal.

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Insulated Cooler Mash Tun | Hot Liquor Tank | 14 gal. AG336

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Kegland 14 Gallon Insulated Mash Tun – on sale for $99.99, save… $60!

Insulated Cooler Mash Tun | Hot Liquor Tank | 14 gal. AG336

Insulated Cooler Mash Tun | Hot Liquor Tank | 14 gal.

More Info

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

If you’re ready to step up to all grain brewing, this converted insulated cooler works wonders as a mash tun! The 14-gallon size can hold upwards of 25 lbs of grain, so there’s plenty of room for even the strongest 5-gallon beer recipes and is perfect for most 10 gallon batches up to 1.070 SG. Comes pre-assembled with stainless steel perforated false bottom, high temperature silicone tubing, and 1/2″ female threaded ball valve. Pair the valve with the male threaded fitting (plus a little plumber’s tape) that best suits your setup and you’ll off and running.

The cooler also works perfectly as a Hot Liquor Tank. Use with the false bottom in place, or simply remove it and keep it on hand in case you decide to use the cooler as a Mash Tun down the road. Two of these coolers plus the Fermentap Sparge Arm Assembly work perfectly as a gravity fed all-grain setup. To connect the cooler’s ball valve to the sparge arm assembly, we recommend a 1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Barb fitting and 3/8″ ID silicone tubing. Plumber’s tape will ensure you have a leak-proof connection between the barb fitting and the ball valve.

Includes:

Insulated beverage cooler
Max Volume: 14.7 Gal (56 L)
Stainless dome-shaped perforated false bottom
High temperature silicone tubing
Stainless 1/2″ BSP ball valve
External Dimensions: Approx. 19″ L x 19″ W x 22″ H

KegLand Part Number: KL04671

 

MoreBeer is discounting select gear by up to 45% as part of an End of Summer Sale!

This is included in the mix and on sale for just $99.99. That’s a whopping $60 savings. This is an outstanding deal.

  • Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US
  • Maximize Free Shipping: Sale Items (shows most popular deals first), Kit of the Week, Hop Market (shows most popular deals first)

Insulated Cooler Mash Tun | Hot Liquor Tank | 14 gal. AG336

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Coleman Chiller Series 60 Quart Cooler

Coleman Chiller Series 60qt Wheeled Insulated Portable Cooler, Ice Retention Hard Cooler with Heavy Duty Wheels and Handle

Coleman Chiller Series 60qt Wheeled Insulated Portable Cooler, Ice Retention Hard Cooler with Heavy Duty Wheels and Handle

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Highlighted Features
  • ICE RETENTION: TempLock insulation keeps drinks ice cold
  • PORTABLE: Recessed wheels and a retractable handle with comfort grip make it easy to move
  • DRINKS FOR ALL: Holds up to 47 cans with 30 lbs. of ice
  • MADE IN THE USA(with global components)

Coleman Chiller Series 60qt Wheeled Insulated Portable Cooler, Ice Retention Hard Cooler with Heavy Duty Wheels and Handle – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Making a Mash Tun MLT – Start All Grain Brewing!

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What’s a Mash Tun?

A mash tun is a container that holds grain and warm water.  The warm water activates enzymes in the malt and converts complex carbohydrates to yeast-friendly simple sugars.

A mash tun can be as simple as a bucket. Many homebrewers convert coolers to mash tuns.  Those have the advantage of insulation. That insulation helps maintain a steady temp throughout the mash process. Kettles are also regularly used as mash tuns and there are also some purpose built stainless mash tuns. An example of that is Ss Brewtech’s InfuSsion Mash Tun.

Components of a Mash Tun

  • A container – Examples: bucket, cooler, kettle, keggle or a purpose built vessel
  • Filter device/mechanism – Examples: false bottom, bazooka screen
  • Ball valve and tubing
  • Optional – sparge arm, thermometers

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1/2″ Stainless Stainless Weldless Bulkhead and Ball Valve by DERNORD – add a ball valve to your kettle or mash tun – $15.99, near best price

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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Highlighted Features
  • 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.

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DERNORD 1/2 Inch Stainless Steel 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

Hands On Review: The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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The Brew Bag is a high quality purpose designed Brew in a Bag/BIAB bag.

It has four loops for lifting the bag out of your kettle, every seam is reinforced for long life and it is available in a number of sizes for kettles, keggles, coolers and more.  If they don’t carry the size you want, The Brew Bag will custom make it for you.

Hands on Review The Brew Bag BIAB Bags

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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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How to Build a Mash Tun from the AHA

How to Build a Mash Tun

A how-to from the American Homebrewer’s Association

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This walks you through putting together a Cooler Mash Tun Build based on this 48 Quart Coleman Cooler.

This setup is based on Denny Conn’s great design.  Denny is a legendary homebrewer. Among other things, he is the co-author of Experimental Homebrewing and the keeper of Wyeast 1450 Denny’s Favorite 50.  Check out Denny’s Author Page on Amazon see more of his books.


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How to Build a Mash Tun – via the American Homebrewer’s Association

Unless you’re using the brew in a bag technique, a mash tun is an essential piece of equipment when advancing to all-grain brewing. Mash tuns come in all shapes, sizes and materials, and the ideal vessel for you will depend on your current procedures and future goals as a homebrewer. Mash tuns can be purchased from a homebrew shop, or easily made at home with limited skill and tools.

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12″ Stainless Steel Domed False Bottom

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

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Highlighted Features
  • 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

 

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

12″ Stainless Steel Domed False Bottom

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

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Highlighted Features
  • 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

 

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

Bev Rite Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen

Bev Rite 6" Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen with 1/2" MPT Fitting 6" Long

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.

Bev Rite 6″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen with 1/2″ MPT Fitting 6″ Long – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

12″ Stainless Steel Domed False Bottom

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

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 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

 

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

Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler – for Homebrew Mash Tun or HLT

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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  • Recessed and angled drip-resistant spigot for easy dispensing
  • Reinforced handles for strength and product longevity
  • Keeper cord affixes lid to cooler for cleanliness and loss prevention
  • Pressure-fit lid won’t trap dirt or mold
  • UV inhibitors and infrared technology protect the cooler against sun damage

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash” – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

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

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. prod:B000F6SHTK

12″ Stainless Steel Domed False Bottom

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

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 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

 

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

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.

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Highlighted Features
  • Inhibits or eliminates condensation
  • Nontoxic/no carcinogenic
  • Does not require Protective clothing, goggles, or respirator

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.

 

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

 

12″ Domed Stainless Steel False Bottom + Silicone Tubing

Stainless Steel False Bottom

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Highlighted Features
  • 12" Diameter
  • Heavy duty 18 gauge stainless steel
  • 3/32 holes on 5/32 centers
  • 3/8" stainless steel barb fitting included
  • 7/8" hole in the center will fit any 1/2"

 

Quick disconnects make connecting and disconnecting things on brew day easier.  I have QDs (a different brand) on every hose connection I use on brew day, including sprayers and my wort chiller.

12 inch Stainless Steel False Bottom with Silicone Tubing – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler… $17! at Walmart + Step by Step Mash Tun Conversion from the AHA

Coleman Chiller 48QT Hard Cooler, Fog Gray

48 Quart Coleman Cooler

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

Meet the Chiller Series Coolers designed to be easy to take with you on every adventure. The Coleman Chiller 48QT Hard Cooler, Fog Gray has TempLock™ insulation that keeps drinks cold for whatever the day brings, and we made it taller so you can fit 2-liter bottles upright without them spilling. Whether you’re camping with the family or tailgating with friends, getting to the fun faster is always better, so we’ve added 2-way handles that swing up to make the cooler easy to lift, then fold down so they’re out of the way. When you’re ready to head home, the leak-resistant drain lets you empty out the water without having to turn the cooler upside down.
Coleman Chiller 48QT Hard Cooler, Fog Gray

  • TempLock™ insulation keeps drinks ice cold
  • 2-way handles swing up for easy lifting, then fold down and out of the way
  • More height to fit 2-liter bottles upright to prevent spills
  • Leak-resistant drain lets you empty out the water without turning cooler upside down
  • Holds up to 31 cans with 24 lbs. of ice

 

As of this posting, Wal-Mart has this for just $17. Spend $35 and shipping is also free to many US addresses.

Although I’m not sure that it’s identical it looks similar to the 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.

Coleman Chiller 48QT Hard Cooler, Fog Gray

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Related: Rubber Mini Keg Bung

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme Heavy-Duty Cooler

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

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

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Highlighted Features
  • 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

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.

 

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

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme 5-Day Heavy-Duty Cooler, Blue – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Bev Rite Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen

Bev Rite 6" Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen with 1/2" MPT Fitting 6" Long

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.

Bev Rite 6″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen with 1/2″ MPT Fitting 6″ Long – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link