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Old 02-26-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Ok, I have a 50qt (12.5g) Igloo cooler that has never been used besides throwing random stuff in and sitting in storage. It is in perfect condition.







Ok, now my question is if I should follow the braid method, go get the washer braid, push the hose out and go with that or what about this I stumbled across on Amazon:

Learn To Brew: Picnic Cooler/Mash Tun Conversion Kit

Not sure about that one?

I got my 15.5g SS Keg worked on and cannot wait to do my first full boil.

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Old 02-26-2009, 01:26 AM   #2
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I linked that same amazon link to a thread I responded to a while back but not takers. The amazon one looks as if it is using the valve off a bottling bucket, which would work, but how are they connecting the cpvc manifold to it? If I could use bottling bucket valve vs a SS valve that is quite a bit of price difference, IF I could figure out all the connections.

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sorry to go OT but
thanks for that site it has a handy hop flavor chart as well as a malt characteristics chart hat will help me allot

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The braid will work fine if batch sparging. The Amazon one looks like it was designed for fly sparging where the design is crucial to avoid too much channeling and may not fit your particular cooler.

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That's the exact cooler I used for my first 15 all grain batches and the braid lasted all of them.

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braid would be fine if you are planning to batch sparge. I hope the guy doesn't use the manifold the way he has it pictured .. Holes down not up

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That's the exact cooler I used for my first 15 all grain batches and the braid lasted all of them.

Could you list the parts? I would love to ge them all in one trip. lol
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Check out the bulkhead link in my sig.

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FWIW, I have the same cooler for a mash tun. Been using it for countless brews. I also use a manifold very similar to the one linked in the picture. Mine is CPVC. I made it myself and it was fun and easy to make. Has slits instead of holes. And, yes, holes (or slits in my case) down! I batch sparge.

The only thing I would warn you about - and this is very minor - is that plastic strap connecting the cooler body to the lid will eventually wear away and snap in two. I replaced mine with a length of copper wire. S/S braid would work as well.

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Check out the bulkhead link in my sig.

Thanks..I will have this built this weekend if I can help it.
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