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Old 03-11-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default New Mash Tun

Im hoping you all can put my mind at ease...I built a new Mash Tun out of a cooler like many of you all have, stainless steel braid, brass ball valve, etc... I couldnt decide on rectangle, or round....Or decide on the size... I wanted a bigger one so I could move to 10 gallon batches if I decide....So I got a coleman extreme rectangle cooler, that is a 62qt cooler...Did I do ok, or should I make it a camping cooler, and get something different?

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Old 03-11-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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That's a very popular cooler, and great for 10 gal batches. Assuming you are batch sparging, I am sure you will really like it. Congrats.

Got any pics to share?

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Its not too big? What about grain bed depth? Ill take some pics of the tun tonight and post them....

Thanks for the help...

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If you are batch sparging, grain bed depth isn't such an issue. It just needs to be deep enough that you get a reasonably clear recirculation, which is generally fairly easy to do with a SS braid.

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So are you saying quit worrying???

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Would it help if it did? I am beginning to think it wouldn't matter.


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Ya, it would help Maybe rub my shoulders and tell me everything is going to be alright...

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Flyguy, I'll let you be the first one to rub his shoulders, I am NOT touching that one.

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LOL (uncontrollable shiver)

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Ok, Im calm and I took a couple pics while I was testing for leaks in the kitchen...

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