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Old 10-31-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default Is this cooler salvageable?

I've had it sitting on my deck for a long time. Now that i'm into homebrewing i'm thinking of going all grain. It's a little rusty outside but the inside appears to be ok. dimmensions are 22x13. it has a runoff on the outside but the cap is broken. here are some pictures So what do you think can i convert it into a mash tun? thinking of running a few tests to see how well it maintains temperatures. it's an old coleman and I heard they are a pretty good brand. I never use it for anything else so I'm kind of hoping it's salvageable

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Old 10-31-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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Hell yes! Stick your head right in there. No bad smell? No problem.

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Old 10-31-2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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so is it big enough?

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How big is it?

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Old 10-31-2010, 06:03 PM   #5
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22 inches lenght and 13 wide

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I'm not doin your math for you...

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I'm just wondering what the average size of cooler people use

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I have a 52 quart that I just used to mash 26lbs of grain with about 1.2quarts water/lb (32quarts). It was to the top.

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Old 10-31-2010, 06:41 PM   #9
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I used a 40Quart Igloo Ice cube for years and worked fine for 5 and 10 Gallon Batches.. I only had one recipe that the grain bill put it close. Looks Plenty big enough for ya.

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22 inches lenght and 13 wide
you need to know the height. Then multiply the three numbers together and divide by 57.75 = quarts
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