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Old 02-27-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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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!!!
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:34 PM   #4
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Haven't installed mine yet but got a roll at Lowes.

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:57 PM   #5
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That stuff works great, along with some truck bed liner to protect and beautify it, lol .

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

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

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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

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


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

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