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Old 12-25-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Which cooler to buy for MLT

Which cooler is better? 10 gal igloo or 10 gal rubbermaid? Also which one of these fittings should I use? http://www.greatbargain.net/order/shop1.html the normal or the extreme? \
And I plan on doing a batch sparge so I will just purchase the braid there. Is that a good price for the braid?

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Old 12-26-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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I have the Rubbermaid and have been very pleased with them (HLT & MLT). Montanaandy

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Old 12-26-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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I have the Rubbermaid and have been very pleased with them (HLT & MLT). Montanaandy
Do you batch or fly sparge?
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I currently batch sparge with a SS braid which works well but I have a fly sparge attachment for the Rubbermaid MLT that I am going to try when I brew my next AG batch this weekend. Montanaandyh

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Old 12-26-2009, 04:54 AM   #5
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I use an Igloo Ice Cube. Cost me $20 and works great.

I also batch sparge with an SS braid. I don't really know the pricing on braids...the store where I got mine was having going out of business sale when i got it, so I probably paid much less than the going price. Although I didn't get mine preassembled like they have at bargain fittings. I just got a braided hose and removed the insides.

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Old 12-26-2009, 10:34 PM   #6
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hmm, ok would still like to get an answer to my origional question of which fitting to get for the rubbermaid cooler? it looks like that one might be a little bit thicker?

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I am thinking I will get the false bottom as this will allow me to upgrade to fly sparge in the future without changing the way I filter the wort

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