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Old 11-02-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Hole in mash tun need advice

I have just made a mash tun from a cooler but i slipped and my wrench hit the side of the cooler and made a very tiny crack. I filled it with water and it has a very small air bubble coming out every 10 sec or so. I wanted to know how to fill this small hole. Would glue work? or will that mess with the flavor of the beer?

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Old 11-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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Food grade silicone maybe? You might be able to melt it with a lighter and get it to seal back up, but that's probably going to be hard to do without scorching it.

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Old 11-02-2009, 11:05 PM   #3
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Depending on where the crack is, you could drill it out big enough to put in a stopper, then drill a hole through the stopper and feed a temperature probe through it. That way you can monitor the mash temperature without opening the lid. Kind of like this:

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Old 11-02-2009, 11:10 PM   #4
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Depending on where the crack is, you could drill it out big enough to put in a stopper, then drill a hole through the stopper and feed a temperature probe through it.
Ignore what I said before and do that! it's way cooler.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:34 AM   #5
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It's tricky getting silicone to bond to plastic, I have had better luck if I scuff up the area a bit w/ sandpaper prior to applying the silicone.

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