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Old 03-26-2008, 08:49 PM   #11
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The 60 quart ones are the ones that people have built foam lids onto.

The 70 quart ones will fit a 6.5 with just a hole drilled into the top. they have them at costco right now for about 42 dollars. I bought two.

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Old 03-26-2008, 10:11 PM   #12
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Does a 6-gal carboy with airlock fit in there?



I think I have the same cooler, although I bought it from Walmart and it does have a spigot on the bottom. I can get a plastic bucket or a 6gal carboy in. By the way, the cord in the back is for an aquarium heater and the cooler is filled halfway up with water to keep fermentation at the desired temp. I assume that is what you are looking for.

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Old 03-27-2008, 03:30 AM   #13
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I went to the local Target tonight and they had one, now they have none.

It will be easy to cut a hole in the side and add another weldless ball valve. I would have saved some serious cash on my MLT if this had been around a couple months ago.

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Old 03-27-2008, 03:33 AM   #14
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I was gonna use one of my ice cube coolers(the model with the wheels) but the spigot hole was to high for my taste. So I found a rubbermaid 50qt with a sunken spigot hole so gravity will naturally go to it.

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:05 PM   #15
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I went to the local Target tonight and they had one, now they have none.

It will be easy to cut a hole in the side and add another weldless ball valve. I would have saved some serious cash on my MLT if this had been around a couple months ago.
So you just drill a hole and add valve to make a MLT?
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:02 PM   #16
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I was just looking at these at Target, based on Yooper's picture, but they were priced at 38.99 in mine. I'll have to check again, and bring an ad or online price and get one.

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:32 PM   #17
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So you just drill a hole and add valve to make a MLT?
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It's about that simple. I'm actually planning on using this one for an HLT, but will run some heat retention tests on it to see if I need additional external insulation. The walls on this one seem to be a bit thinner than the cooler I used for a MLT.

You can go about the valve in a ton of different ways, and I originally built my MLT using the information in Flyguy's thread but then upgraded to a ball valve similar to this one and sealed everything up with a bit of food grade silicone. I also used a bazooka screen on the inside. If you decide to buy ball valves online, I'd recommend shopping around as Northern Brewer's are pricy.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:56 AM   #18
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Hey, I have a question....and I make make a new thread for this but I'll post it here first.

Technically this cooler is not a 'drink' cooler since there is no spigot. Is the inside material safe for being in contact with hot water???

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Mine read something to the effect of FDA FOOD GRADE on the label.

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Mine read something to the effect of FDA FOOD GRADE on the label.
You're absolutely right. It does say "Liner Meets US FDA Safety Standards". Ok I feel better now.

So what size hole are you going to drill?
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