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Old 06-20-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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I have recently purchased a Coleman Xtreme 5 52 quart cooler with hopes to turn it into a mash tun. I have looked all over the web for instructions on how to do this properly with my specific cooler, yet I have found none that match!

I was hoping that someone out there knew of a great guide / how-to for this model! I have either found videos on youtube that are for a different Coleman cooler, or their instructions are vague or include parts that are hazardous when in contact with an acidic liquid like wort (brass, zinc, etc).

I am still new when it comes to DIY projects, so I require something a little more exacting to my model...

I really hope that this post is descriptive enough and that I can begin putting this mash tun together soon!

Thanks!

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Old 07-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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Here is a link to a video on how to convert it. They used a 48 quart cooler but it is the same brand so you should be able to use exactly what they did with your cooler. I used this video to make mine and just had to form the braided line in a different shape to fit my cooler. Hope this helps.

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Here is a link to a video on how to convert it. They used a 48 quart cooler but it is the same brand so you should be able to use exactly what they did with your cooler. I used this video to make mine and just had to form the braided line in a different shape to fit my cooler. Hope this helps.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ftY_HZAFJFc
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Bobby_M>>I flood the keg with CO2 for one minute with the lid off, rack the beer in to the bottom gently, seal it, flood it, vent it. If there's still O2 in there after that, F it.

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