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Old 09-12-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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My question is simple. for making a mash tun, should i use a 10 gallon Square cooler, or round cooler. Ya know like the ones they use at kids soccer games...

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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I have a 10 gal round one that I got from Home Depot, works great. Realistically you can use either kind as long as it can hold heat in

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:32 AM   #3
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Round has worked great for me.

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:04 AM   #4
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I use round, but you can use any shape as long as it holds heat.

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Old 09-12-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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I got a round one for free, so that's what I use. If I had gotten a square on for free I'd be using that one instead. It should be noted that there are a lot more products ready made for the round ones, but if you're going the diy route it doesn't matter.

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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I use a rectangle while a buddy of mine uses the cylinder. He loses less water due to dead space than I do.

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #7
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Sent too soon. I meant to add that I love my tun and have not had any issues or stuck sparges at all, and get around 70% efficiency consistently.

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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With the round cooler you can get a Phil's Phalse Bottom that will work great, instead of having to construct a manifold for the bottom.

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:14 PM   #9
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I have a 10 gallon round tun. I've done a 22 lb grain bill in it before. But that was just about all it will hold. It had mash about 1 1/2 inches from the top.

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:42 PM   #10
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I went back to my rectangle due to consistently stuck sparges. The round holds heat a bit better; I now use it as my HLT

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