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Old 06-12-2008, 03:05 AM   #1
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Default Dead fridge, finding good in the bad.

Our food fridge died this week (at least the keggerator is still going strong). We had to order one and it won't be delivered until next Wednesday.

Now, some of you may say "Just take the beer out of the keggerator and use that for food." The rest of you, like me, would say "Yeah... right"

So, we had to get a big cooler and ice to keep our foodstuffs good for the duration. Well, the really big coolers were at least $65 for the 100qt. While looking around, I found 60qt coolers for $25, so we got 2. These are the 60 qt Ice Cube coolers. I noticed there is a drain spigot in the bottom. HEY IT'S A 15 GALLON MASH TUN!!! (Actually I knew that the second I saw them, but didn't mention that fact to SWMBO until after the purchase...)

Yup, after we get the new fridge, I'm gonna build a manifold for one so I can do big beers and have more than enough room for multiple step mashing and doing mash-outs.

WOOHOO!!!!

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Those Ice Cubes make good fermentation chillers too. >>http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=60288

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Those Ice Cubes make good fermentation chillers too. >>http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=60288
hmmm, sounds like a good use for the 2nd one. I'll save water by not using the whole guest tub.
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I think there is a guy that turns those into mash/lauter tuns. That is a great price. If they only made false bottoms for them.

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