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Hands On Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit + A Great Deal on 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler

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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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  • COOLER TO MASH TUN CONVERSION KIT – no cooler
  • 10 GALLON COOLER MASH TUN WITH FALSE BOTTOM – includes a cooler
  • COOLER DEAL: 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler – via Amazon – As of this posting this cooler is marked down to just $39.88.  That’s just 81 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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.

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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Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler [for Mash Tun or HLT]… $39.88, near best price + 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

1/9/20 10 AM Central: This has dropped to $39.88.  This is a great deal on a great cooler.  It’s also the best price I’ve seen on this in years.  I had to go back to late 2015 to find a better price.  and even then, it wasn’t much better.  This is just 81 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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 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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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

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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.

48 Quart Igloo Marine Cooler

48 Quart Igloo Marine Cooler

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

  • Cool Riser Technology offers an elevated design to promote airflow underneath for improved cooling performance
  • UV resistant exterior and odor resistant interior
  • Swing-up carry handles
  • Ultratherm insulation in body for maximum cold retention; holds ice up to 3 days at 90 degree Fahrenheit
  • Made in the USA

 

This is probably more of a cooler-as-a-cooler vs a cooler-to-be-converted-to-a-mashtun sort of a cooler.  You could use this to keep your homebrew or favorite draft beer (and more) cold.

Igloo Marine Coolers – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Portable Draft Serving Options | Cooler Shock Gel Packs – these are awesome

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SuperHandy Rotomolded 45 Quart Cooler, 5-10 Day Ice Retention

SuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 45QT 5-10 Day Ice Retention Commercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket (2) Bottle Openers Vacuum Release Valve Lo Profile LatchesSuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 45QT 5-10 Day Ice Retention Commercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket (2) Bottle Openers Vacuum Release Valve Lo Profile Latches

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

  • ICE CHALLENGE ACCEPTED – Our Rotomolded 45QT / 42.5L Ice Chest Cooler goes BEYOND the minimum 5 Days of Ice Retention to 10 Days or LONGER (if pre-cooled, kept in low: temps & UV index). Food Grade Safe, Dry Ice Compatible, approx. (48) 12oz Can Capacity (no ice added) & Tough Enough to Endure Whatever Nature Throws at You!
  • SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION – Rotomolded Coolers are the ‘Cream 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 freezer Style 15mm Gasket (Trapping All Cold Inside), Recessed Zero-Leak Drain Plug, Molded Tie Down Slats & with 2 Impact Rubber Absorbing Ergonomic Grips on Each Side.
  • INGENUITIVE DESIGN FEATURES – 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 Latches that are Tight & Lock Flush. This Cooler can be Sealed & Air Tight with the easy to use Pressure Relief Valve System. (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 & are committed to providing customers with a stressful-free shopping experience. Buy with confidence, we are ALWAYS here to help.

 

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

SuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 45QT 5-10 Day Ice Retention Commercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket (2) Bottle Openers Vacuum Release Valve Lo Profile Latches


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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

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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.

48 Quart Coleman Cooler… $20.60 + 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”

12/12/19 8:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $20.60.  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

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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Camco Pop-Up Cooler Collapsible Cooler

Camco Pop-Up Cooler - Lightweight, Waterproof and Insulated Pops Open for Use and Collapses Flat for Storage | Perfect for the Beach, Pool, Camping, Tailgating and Travel - Blue (51995)

Camco Pop-Up Cooler – Lightweight, Waterproof and Insulated Pops Open for Use and Collapses Flat for Storage | Perfect for the Beach, Pool, Camping, Tailgating and Travel – Blue (51995)

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

  • Lightweight, convenient cooler pops open for use and collapses flat for storage
  • Water resistant interior prevents leaks, spills and condensation
  • Insulated access hatch allows you to retrieve food and beverages while minimizing cold loss
  • Features a zippered lid, carry handles, and buckle strap to keep flat when not in use and bottle opener also included
  • Measures 13″ in diameter by 10.5″ tall when expanded and 3″ high when collapsed for storage

 

Camco Pop-Up Cooler – Lightweight, Waterproof and Insulated Pops Open for Use and Collapses Flat for Storage | Perfect for the Beach, Pool, Camping, Tailgating and Travel – Blue (51995) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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SuperHandy Rotomolded 45 Quart Cooler, 5-10 Day Ice Retention

SuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 45QT 5-10 Day Ice Retention Commercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket (2) Bottle Openers Vacuum Release Valve Lo Profile LatchesSuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 45QT 5-10 Day Ice Retention Commercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket (2) Bottle Openers Vacuum Release Valve Lo Profile Latches

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

  • ICE CHALLENGE ACCEPTED – Our Rotomolded 45QT / 42.5L Ice Chest Cooler goes BEYOND the minimum 5 Days of Ice Retention to 10 Days or LONGER (if pre-cooled, kept in low: temps & UV index). Food Grade Safe, Dry Ice Compatible, approx. (48) 12oz Can Capacity (no ice added) & Tough Enough to Endure Whatever Nature Throws at You!
  • SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION – Rotomolded Coolers are the ‘Cream 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 freezer Style 15mm Gasket (Trapping All Cold Inside), Recessed Zero-Leak Drain Plug, Molded Tie Down Slats & with 2 Impact Rubber Absorbing Ergonomic Grips on Each Side.
  • INGENUITIVE DESIGN FEATURES – 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 Latches that are Tight & Lock Flush. This Cooler can be Sealed & Air Tight with the easy to use Pressure Relief Valve System. (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 & are committed to providing customers with a stressful-free shopping experience. Buy with confidence, we are ALWAYS here to help.

 

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

SuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 45QT 5-10 Day Ice Retention Commercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket (2) Bottle Openers Vacuum Release Valve Lo Profile Latches


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SuperHandy Rotomolded 45 Quart Cooler, 5-10 Day Ice Retention

SuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 45QT 5-10 Day Ice Retention Commercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket (2) Bottle Openers Vacuum Release Valve Lo Profile LatchesSuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 45QT 5-10 Day Ice Retention Commercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket (2) Bottle Openers Vacuum Release Valve Lo Profile Latches

More Info

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

  • ICE CHALLENGE ACCEPTED – Our Rotomolded 45QT / 42.5L Ice Chest Cooler goes BEYOND the minimum 5 Days of Ice Retention to 10 Days or LONGER (if pre-cooled, kept in low: temps & UV index). Food Grade Safe, Dry Ice Compatible, approx. (48) 12oz Can Capacity (no ice added) & Tough Enough to Endure Whatever Nature Throws at You!
  • SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION – Rotomolded Coolers are the ‘Cream 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 freezer Style 15mm Gasket (Trapping All Cold Inside), Recessed Zero-Leak Drain Plug, Molded Tie Down Slats & with 2 Impact Rubber Absorbing Ergonomic Grips on Each Side.
  • INGENUITIVE DESIGN FEATURES – 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 Latches that are Tight & Lock Flush. This Cooler can be Sealed & Air Tight with the easy to use Pressure Relief Valve System. (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 & are committed to providing customers with a stressful-free shopping experience. Buy with confidence, we are ALWAYS here to help.

 

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

SuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 45QT 5-10 Day Ice Retention Commercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket (2) Bottle Openers Vacuum Release Valve Lo Profile Latches


More: Recent Amazon Finds