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Old 02-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #11
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You'll want a barb and hose for the MLT (based on the picture)

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:02 PM   #12
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My brew station only cost 60, but needed some to weld

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:18 PM   #13
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You don't need a false bottom. You can use SS hose. My 12.5 gallon cooler is rectangular so I made a PVC manifold for $4. Nipple, nut, and ball valve were about $15 total. With a $45 cooler that's $64.

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:18 PM   #14
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To keep my cost down, I used 2 calibrated plastic buckets to collect my runnings. I heated my sparge water with my one burner and pot.

I made a DIY cooler you can see in my link below, but then, you didn't want to make anything.

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:05 AM   #15
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$12 Stainless Steel mesh hose for me.
I used the same for a long time. Eventually the coolness of the false bottom won out.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:36 AM   #16
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Wow, thanks for the great suggestions guys. I think I missed some of the small things like a mash paddle (though I have a giant SS spoon) and the barb/hose. I already have some of the other suggestions like 14cft fermentation chamber, wort chiller, etc.

I do have to admit now I'm tempted to just build it myself and use the extra money on another keg. Thanks again and happy brewing.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #17
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Building the MLT is VERY easy and there are a ton of videos with actual part #s from select home improvement stores listed. I spent maybe $65 to build my 10g MLT. This time of year (here in NC at least) coolers are dirt cheap .

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Old 02-07-2013, 11:06 PM   #18
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Agreed on the DIY I just got a 52qt coleman xtreme rectangular cooler and the weldless bulkhead and screen all for about $65, took some fiddling with the bulkhead but got it tight and water proof... I already had a ball valve so I did save money there

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