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Old 01-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #11
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I haven't done BIAB so I can't comment on it. I use a cooler mash tun and I love it. I can't see a reason to switch.

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Old 01-04-2014, 01:25 AM   #12
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Did both, found I much perfer the cooler MLT.

BIAB was convienent for the sake of one pot, but it was more work dealing with the hot wort/spotty volumes/etc.

My 5gal cooler was $16, dual lined 5gal paint strainer bags was $3, and I use the spiggot that came with the cooler to drain it. Now I always hit my boil volume, and clean up's about the same with just a cooler to wash out in the tub.

Much happier with the cooler. YMMV.


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