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RLinNH 02-27-2009 06:09 PM

Insulating a Stainless Steel Mash Tun
 
I am FINALLY replacing my Cooler Mash Tun. My Cooler mash tuns have done me very well, but when this last one started to poop the bed, I fugured I'd buy something that would last me a lifetime. So, I purchased a Blichman Boilermaker 20 Gallon Kettle with the False Bottom. I have experience with these Kettles as I have the same Kettle for my Boiling Pot. They are over built and will last a lifetime. Question though. I need t figure out a way to insulate this thing so that it will hold heat. I do not want to direct fire my Mash Tun. I want to stick with my HLT set up. So, if you have a Keg as a Mash tun, or any other Metal Mash tun, LMK what you used to insulate it if you do not direct fire it. Pictures would be even better. :mug:

McKBrew 02-27-2009 06:19 PM

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/best...ulation-19889/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-hlt-project-49928/

Quite a few people use that reflectix (sp?) insulation from the big box home improvement stores.

RLinNH 02-27-2009 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McKBrew (Post 1163779)
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/best...ulation-19889/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-hlt-project-49928/

Quite a few people use that reflectix (sp?) insulation from the big box home improvement stores.

Exactly what I was looking for. Thnks for the links!!!:D

Yambor44 02-27-2009 06:34 PM

+1

Haven't installed mine yet but got a roll at Lowes.

http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg

WortMonger 02-27-2009 06:57 PM

That stuff works great, along with some truck bed liner to protect and beautify it, lol ;).

Dr_Deathweed 02-27-2009 06:59 PM

Yeah, I bought the same thing 6mos ago or so, and have still yet to wrap my MLT... Ill get around to it, eventually :D

WortMonger 02-27-2009 07:06 PM

You need to get on top of that man. The foil in the insulation prevents aliens from abducting your mash and their mind probes.

Dr_Deathweed 02-27-2009 07:07 PM

But I have found that alien "mind probes" leave an almost nutty flavor in my final product... I have become kind of fond of it :D

WortMonger 02-27-2009 07:08 PM

I don't even know how to respond to that...


LOL

Dr_Deathweed 02-27-2009 07:09 PM

grab another HB and look the other way..... Best advise I can give.


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