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48 Quart Coleman Cooler – $25.96 + free shipping & 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”

3/31/21 3 AM Central: This is on sale for $25.96. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices 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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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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AmazonCommercial 45 Quart Towable, Rotomolded Cooler – $236.69, best price + free shipping

AmazonCommercial Rotomolded Coolers, 45 Quart Towable, Tan

AmazonCommercial Rotomolded Coolers, 45 Quart Towable, Tan

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

  • Roto-molded towable ice cooler ideal for camping, recreation, job sites, events, and more; provides excellent ice retention up to 3-5 days or longer (if pre-cooled or kept in low temps/UV index)
  • Highly durable roto-molding manufacturing process outperforms traditional coolers; 3 inch thick, commercial-grade insulation and all-around UV protective shell; food-grade safe and dry ice compatible
  • Molded tie-down slats for secure transport with removable super-duty nylon straps and a lock-in-place ergonomic steel handle; all-terrain wheels and telescopic handle with impact-absorbing grips
  • Commercial-grade 360° D-seal 15mm gasket effectively traps in cold air; recessed zero-leak drain plug
  • Dual built-in stainless steel lock-plate bottle openers, non-skid feet, and low-profile snag-less TPE T-clasp latches for reliable, secure closure
  • 45 quart/42.5 liter capacity; can fit up to (48) 12 ounce cans with no ice added; internal dimensions measure 21.5(L) x 11(W) x 21.1(H) inches; empty weight of 26.45 pounds

 

Use to keep your homebrew, favorite craft beer & more cold while you’re out and about.

3/23/21 7 PM Central: This is on sale for $239.96. That’s the best historical direct from 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

AmazonCommercial Rotomolded Coolers, 45 Quart Towable, Tan – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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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48 Quart Coleman Cooler + Step by Step Mash Tun Conversion from the AHA

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler, Blue

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

More Info

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”

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

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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50 Quart Coleman Xtreme Rolling Cooler

Coleman Wheeled Cooler | Xtreme Cooler Keeps Ice Up to 5 Days | Heavy-Duty 50-Quart Cooler with Wheels for Camping, BBQs, Tailgating & Outdoor Activities

Coleman Wheeled Cooler | Xtreme Cooler Keeps Ice Up to 5 Days | Heavy-Duty 50-Quart Cooler with Wheels for Camping, BBQs, Tailgating & Outdoor Activities

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

  • Polyethylene
  • Ultratherm insulated body keeps cold for a long time
  • Push button and locking telescopic handle
  • Durable wheels and reinforced tow handle make transporting a full cooler easy
  • Molded side scoop handles for ease of loading and unloading
  • 60 quart capacity. Exterior Dimensions ( L x W x H )-20 x 18.5 x 20.69 inches. Interior Dimensions ( L x W x H )-Top – 16.75 x 14.5 x 17.25 inches, Bottom – 15.25 x 12 x 17.25 inches

 

Coleman Wheeled Cooler | Xtreme Cooler Keeps Ice Up to 5 Days | Heavy-Duty 50-Quart Cooler with Wheels for Camping, BBQs, Tailgating & Outdoor Activities – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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48 Quart Coleman Cooler + Step by Step Mash Tun Conversion from the AHA

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler, Blue

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

More Info

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”

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

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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70 Quart Coleman Xtreme Cooler

Coleman Cooler | Xtreme Cooler Keeps Ice Up to 5 Days | Heavy-Duty 70-Quart Cooler for Camping, BBQs, Tailgating & Outdoor Activities

Coleman 70 Quart Xtreme Cooler

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

  • Xtreme Technology; Insulated lid and extra wall insulation keep ice up to 5 days in temperatures as high as 90°F
  • High Capacity: Holds Up to 100 Cans
  • HAVE-A-SEAT LID: Closed lid supports up to 250 lb.
  • Cup Holders: Molded Into the Lid to Keep Drinks Close and Prevent Spilling
  • COMFORT-GRIP HANDLES: No-crush design with positive stop for pinch-free carrying
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Smoother surface wipes clean easily; leak-resistant channel drain for easy draining without tilting

 

Coleman Cooler | Xtreme Cooler Keeps Ice Up to 5 Days | Heavy-Duty 70-Quart Cooler for Camping, BBQs, Tailgating & Outdoor Activities – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

  • 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

 

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


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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. prod:B000F6SHTK

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

More Info

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

  • 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

 

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


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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. prod:B000F6SHTK

Coleman 9-Quart Party Circle Cooler

Coleman 9-Quart Party Circle Cooler

Coleman 9-Quart Party Circle Cooler

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

  • 9 quart capacity
  • Large enough for up to 12 cans or 6 bottles
  • Retains ice up to 12 hours so your drinks will stay cold at temperatures up to 90 DegreeF
  • Removable lid gives you easy access to contents
  • Swing-up handle for convenient carrying

 

Coleman 9-Quart Party Circle Cooler – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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