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seabee26 04-11-2008 01:36 AM

coolers for all grain
 
getting ready to try all grain brewing. just wondering what kind of coolers you like too use ?

Blender 04-11-2008 01:56 AM

Read this thread. It will get you started. >> http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=62055

Anthony_Lopez 04-11-2008 01:57 AM

I bought a 48qt rectangular rubbermaid. Only problem was that the wall was thick and I had to order my bulkhead fittings instead of making a trip to home depot.

SomedumbJerk 04-11-2008 04:01 AM

10 gal. water coolers from home depot are only $40. at least in CA

Tankard 04-11-2008 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Blender
Read this thread. It will get you started. >> http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=62055

Yay! Someone pointing to my thread as a "go to". I feel special :)

BeerSmith 04-11-2008 05:52 AM

Hi,
I personally recommend either the 5 gal or 10 gal cylindrical "Gott style" or "Rubbermaid" water coolers. (like the one on this page)

These provide just about an ideal grain bed depth and hold heat and drain well.

They can be easily converted by removing the tap, popping in a false bottom (such as Phils) and putting a stopper in the tap and a tube from the false bottom through the tap.

Cheers,
Brad

FSR402 04-11-2008 01:58 PM

I will always say to go bigger then you think you may need. I have found that 10 gal batches don't last all that long around my house. So I'm happy I went with an 80qt cooler. This means that I could go to 15-20 gal batches once I get the larger kettle.


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