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Old 03-25-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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Just got done building my mash tun this evening. It's a 12 gallon igloo cube cooler. I used 1/2" PVC in the bottom to collect the wort. it took me like 2 hours cutting all the slots with a small hack saw by hand. It's gonna work good. might have about a quart of deadspace. i would post a picture, but i'm on dial up and would take like forever. I used a hose barb through the hole where the original drain was, gasket on the inside, a 3/4" to 1/2" conduit washer, then the threaded female to glue female pvc adapter for the collection circuit. i might incorporate a thermometer through the side. just gotta figure best way to seal around the probe.

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Old 03-25-2011, 01:07 AM   #2
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Temp probe is not that important anyway. Just check the temp around 15 minutes. With 13 pounds of grains I usually use 173 degree water without preheating the cooler.

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Cool. that's probably what i'm gonna do, have both, an infrared, and digital with probe. i really didn't want to put an unnecessary hole in the cooler. thanks.
now i just need to figure out what i want to brew first. i have lots of recipes, I'm thinking Black IPA

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i actually only had about a cup of deadspace. i filled it with water to see how it would drain. not too bad. i can't wait to use it. maybe this weekend.

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