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Old 03-20-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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I am currently considering moving to all grain brewing and have been looking at mash tuns and I am going to sound stingy but they are quite expensive.
I was wondering what makeshift ones people have made and what efficiency you get from them:-) pics would be appreciated



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Old 03-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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48 Qt Igloo

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Cooler ~$18
1/2" Copper pipe/fittings ~$10
1/2" Ball valve & fittings ~$20

Total time to build ~ 4-5 hrs



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Old 03-20-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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48 Qt Igloo

Cooler ~$18
1/2" Copper pipe/fittings ~$10
1/2" Ball valve & fittings ~$20

Total time to build ~ 4-5 hrs
Looks pretty good :-)
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I was thinking about trying to use one of there and just wrap some insulation round it.



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Old 03-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #5
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Coleman Xtreme 70 qt - $30 on sale
Stainless valve and fittings - a lot...haha you can go with brass to save a lot of money.
1/2" Stainless Braid - $10. You can get a smaller diameter, shorter one that will work for less.
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I got my cooler at Goodwill for 5.99. I think the whole set up cost me well under $50 but I cant remember how much I paid for the copper piping. Gotta admit that cutting the slots with a dremel was a pain.



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$30 48qt from walmart.com, and I had all the copper/fittings. Used a drillpress for the manifold, which can be taken apart for cleaning. Temp probe is useless as its reading 20deg low.







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Looks pretty good :-)
Thank you sir. I'm a very new brewer, and am going to be doing my first AG batch this weekend. Can't wait to try it all out!
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Thank you sir. I'm a very new brewer, and am going to be doing my first AG batch this weekend. Can't wait to try it all out!
Good luck hope it all goes well I am wanting to move to AG very soon. :-)


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