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Old 12-23-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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I did my second all-grain over the weekend and while cleaning out my Mash tun I noticed the liner in my 10 gal rubbermaid cooler warped. I did a search and looks like a few other people had this problem also. I figure as long as it doesn't crack it should be fine, are there any other concerns with it warping? I'm a little disappointed that my new shiny cooler warped.

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Old 12-23-2008, 07:54 PM   #2
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I had the same problem with mine, I switched to a 100qt extreme and haven't had a problem after 5 batches. I wouldn't there would be a problem, I just worried about what it could leach if it were hot enough to deform.

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Old 12-23-2008, 07:56 PM   #3
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I have a slight warp on mine as well. No problems 9 batches later.

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Old 12-24-2008, 12:45 AM   #4
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I have a huge warp in the wall of my cooler. Ya, it did effect my volume a small amount, but whatever...

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i've got a couple warps in the side of my 10gal round cooler. it seems that this happens to round coolers more often. i've noticed that this kind of plastic hardens quite a bit when exposed to heat from a flame. i've been thinking about building a new 10g mashtun and was thinking about taking my blow torch to the inside walls a bit to harden it up. might also be asking for trouble!

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Old 12-24-2008, 03:20 PM   #6
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I guess a little warping is a small sacrifice for good beer.

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The second time I used my 15gal Rubbermaid cooler I heard a lot of cracking noises. But noticed nothing when I took the grain out. I think the inside insulation was cracking. The walls didn't warp or anything. I've used it a few times since then.

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The second time I used my 15gal Rubbermaid cooler I heard a lot of cracking noises. But noticed nothing when I took the grain out. I think the inside insulation was cracking. The walls didn't warp or anything. I've used it a few times since then.
i do believe it is the insulation because i've had coolers and insulated coffee containers do this as well with hot liquid as well as cold liquid
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Ah. I'm glad it hasn't lost any of it's insulating properties. Works just as marvelous as the first time around.

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My 10G round cooler warped and got one bulge after 2 brews and another after the 4th, but is still doing a great job of not leaking and holding that mash temp for 60 minutes.

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