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Old 11-16-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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Is any way to use an Igloo cooler as a BK? Or I'm totally wrong with this idea?

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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Just put an element in the bottom or maybe 2!

The only thing you might have to watch out for is that the thick walls of the cooler might need recessing to fit the elements in.

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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Should I use two 1000 watt heaters? Any tutorial?

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:02 PM   #4
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Is any way to use an Igloo cooler as a BK? Or I'm totally wrong with this idea?
What???

The cooler will not..

Nevermind.
You will find out when you try it out and then can inform others. My answer is based on info not experiences.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:19 PM   #5
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hehehe, I really want to hear from somebody that already did it.

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:29 PM   #6
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hehehe, I really want to hear from somebody that already did it.
Just do it and then you can tell everyone about the disaster that you experienced.

Go for it. It's only time and money after all.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:18 AM   #7
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Get six or so gallons of boiling water and pour it right in. The walls of that cooler will melt and your cooler will be destroyed. They already deform somewhat with just strike water temps...

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:23 AM   #8
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Unfortunately, a cooler will NOT hold boiling temperatures. Even water above 180 degrees will cause the cooler to warm and break/crack. I used one as my HLT with an electric element, and it worked great up to nearly 180 degrees.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #9
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Well, I may get out of my head this crazy idea and start to think how to make a kettle instead.

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Old 11-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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Well, I may get out of my head this crazy idea and start to think how to make a kettle instead.

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That's the spurt now your thinking, but many of us sure wanted to hear from your experiment! Thanks for steering clear of the cooler as a BK.
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