Originally Posted by scottab
I miss spoke, my cooler is a 15gal http://www.igloocoolers.com/Coolers/All-Coolers/60-Quart-Ice-Cube-Roller
however i think my wife would not be happy if i converted to mash tun. Could it be multi purposed? I currently use it for a swamp cooler and the few times we use it as an actual cooler. It has a rectangular depression which would probably be perfect to fit the parts to make it a mash tun but i would need it to not be permanent. I'd love to invest in a keggle since there is a guy near me who gets old decommissioned kegs from time to time but without a chiller i can't effectively cool the larger volume of wort currently.
This is what I do. I have a 48 quart cooler and when I want to use it as a cooler, I put the drain plug on it. When I want to use it as a mash tun I remove the drain plug and add the spigot. I made a manifold out of CPVC and I can put that together in about 5 minutes.