Category Archives: Mash Tun

1/2″ Stainless Stainless Weldless Bulkhead and Full Port Ball Valve

Home Brew Stuff SS-WV2 1/2" Stainless Steel Valve Weldless Bulkhead For Home Brew Kettle

Weldless bulkhead and ball valve.  1/2″ weldless bulkhead fitting fits 7/8″ kettle hole.  Includes stainless steel full port ball valve with 1/2″ SS barb and high temp silicone seals.  All fittings are 304 stainless steel.  Seals are high temp silicone.


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

  • 1/2″ weldless bulkhead fitting fits 7/8″ kettle hole
  • Stainless steel full port ball valve
  • 1/2″ Stainless hose barb
  • High temp silicone seals

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

Home Brew Stuff SS-WV2 1/2″ Stainless Steel Valve Weldless Bulkhead For Home Brew Kettle – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: True Weldless Bulkheads from Brew Hardware

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MoreBeer’s Weldless Stainless Spigot for Kettles and Coolers – $25.99, Limited Supply

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MoreBeer’s Weldless Spigot designed for installation in both kettles and coolers.

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

Do you have a kettle or cooler but would like the ease and convenience of using a ball valve to easily drain liquid? Are you a Do It Yourself Type person? At a fraction of the cost of having a spigot welded into your kettle you can drill a whole and install a weldless ball valve.

The problem with most weldless fittings is they are thrown together from assorted hardware. Common issues include leaking and lots of flex when you use the ball valve. These new weldless fittings feature are designed for brewing. There is no comparison to the weldless fittings of yesterday with their rock-solid feel and a solid leak free connection.

This unit is also unique in that it feature 1/2″ female threads on the inside. This allows you to thread in various other fittings that you can see below. Want to later make a mashtun… no problem just thread in our stainless screen. want to fully drain your boil kettle? No problem, just add our kettle maximizer! This allows for unlimited flexibility.

Weldless kit includes a 1/2″ Full Port ball valve and a 1/2″ barb. All fittings are made from 304 type stainless steel for a lifetime of corrosion free use. Full installation directions included. This product replaces our WL101. Manufactured by Fermentap.

You will need to drill a 1″ hole in your kettle for installation of this weldless spigot. We recommend a Step Drill Bit for this.

For cooler installation instructions, please see “Installing A Weldless Spigot In Your Cooler” under the documents tab.

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $25.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Weldless Spigot – Stainless WL301

Also: Hands on Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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10 Gallon Igloo Mash Tun AND HLT Tank – $173.99, Save $76 w/stacking sales

10 Gallon Igloo Cooler Mash Tun With False Bottom AND Hot Liquor Tank

10 Gallon Igloo Cooler Mash Tun With False Bottom AND Hot Liquor Tank via Austin Homebrew Supply

About, from AHS: “This is a pair of 10 Gallon Converted Igloo Coolers made into ar Mash Tun With False Bottom AND a Hot Liquor Tank,  This package includes 2 Igloo coolers. One 10 gallon cooler will be used as a hot liquor tank. The HLT will include a ball valve and hose for sparging. The mash tun is a converted 10 Gallon Igloo cooler with a stainless steel false bottom, a stainless tube, and ball valve.  Color may vary due to availability.”

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply has a selection of ALL GRAIN homebrew recipe kits that include free shipping to most US addresses.  Prices are starting at just $27.94 shipped to your door.  Check AHS for current selection and pricing.

About from Austin Homebrew Supply: “These recipes are crafted by the talented brewers of Austin Homebrew, the leader in Homebrew Recipes.”

As of this posting, this combo marked down $50 to $199.99.  Check AHS for current availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is taking 13% off sitewide, with some exclusions when you place a qualifying $49 order.  This sale DOES stack with many items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary discount will be reflected at checkout.  Check AHS for current availability.   13% Off at Austin Homebrew Supply! This stacking sale makes this setup $173.99.  That’s a savings of $76.

10 Gallon Igloo Cooler Mash Tun With False Bottom AND Hot Liquor Tank

Also: Free Shipping All Grain Recipe Kits – via AHS to many US addresses

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

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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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

5/31/19 11 AM 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.

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

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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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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.

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.

More Info

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

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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.

10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler – $49.97 at Home Depot + Compatible Conversion Kit Review

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via Home Depot.  Model FG1610HDORAN 10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler.  This would make a dandy mash tun or hlt.

As of this posting, this is selling for $49.97.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  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

Rubbermaid 10-Gallon Water Cooler Orange Cooler

Related: Mash Tun Conversion Kit via Brew Hardware (chcooler conversion kitoose Home Depot/Rubbermaid under options) – Hands on Review

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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Hands on Review: Spike Brewing Equipment Spike+ Kettle AND Kettle Closeout Sale

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.


Limited Time Sale, Review Continues Below:

Spike Brewing Equipment is closing out all V3 stock (a v3 Spike+ kettle is reviewed in this post).  These are featured filled, high quality kettles that are rarely discounted.  The closeout is a rare chance to get a deal.  NOTE: Limited to stock on hand, when these are gone.. they’re gone.

V3 Kettle Closeout – a v3 Spike+ kettle is reviewed in this post


Spike+ Kettle + Mash Tun Conversion

Spike kettles come in sizes from 10 gallons all the way up to 50 gallons. The 10, 15, and 20 gallon kettles all share a common trait of 1.2 mm thick walls and a 5 mm thick base. The 30 and 50 gallon units up those numbers to 1.5 mm walls and a 6 mm base. Spike is quick to point out that these are the thickest kettle walls on the market. At first that might not seem like something that matters, it just seems like something that makes them heavy to lift and move around. But if you accidentally bang it into a doorway or a table you’re thankful for sturdy kettle walls that keep it looking new rather than beat up.

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Rubber Mini Keg Bung [used in some mash tun conversions]

Rubber Mini Keg Bung


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

  • Rubber mini keg bung
  • Reusable bung for a 5 liter Party keg
  • 2 piece design

Two piece reusable bung for a 5 liter party keg. The most common plug used in home brewing for 5 liter kegs.


This is primarily intended to be used with 5L mini kegs.  It’s also used in some cooler mash tun conversion projects.  See: How to Build a Mash Tun from the AHA

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

Rubber Mini Keg Bung


Also: Coleman 48 Quart Cooler | All Grain Tips & Gear

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.