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.
- Making a Mash Tun MLT – Start All Grain Brewing! – our comprehensive resource on the topic
- Loads of All Grain Brewing Info! All Grain Tips & Gear Resource Page
- Coleman 48 Quart Cooler affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link, featured in the AHA’s build
- Search Amazon for “Coleman 48 quart cooler” to shop for other options – additional colors may be available, make sure it’s the same style as the original build features.
- Rubber Mini Keg Bung – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link
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.