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SwillyBilly 03-04-2012 09:12 PM

Ale Pail inside 10 gallon cooler?
 
Does anyone know if a 6.5 gallon Ale Pail will fit inside a 10 gallon orange Gott/Rubbermaid cooler?

Would this be a good option for keeping the fermenter cool during summer months?

If so, how does one go about it? Can you just put in ice bottles or do you have to fill it with ice water?

Thanks!

deepcdan99 03-04-2012 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SwillyBilly (Post 3857414)
Does anyone know if a 6.5 gallon Ale Pail will fit inside a 10 gallon orange Gott/Rubbermaid cooler?

Would this be a good option for keeping the fermenter cool during summer months?

If so, how does one go about it? Can you just put in ice bottles or do you have to fill it with ice water?

Thanks!

Just tried, and didnt fit. Just put it in a tub big enough to hold it. Fill it with water and a few frozen bottles of water. Placing a wet t-shirt over the bucket helps keep it cool.

SC_Ryan 03-04-2012 10:08 PM

Probably not with the lid on. You could fashion a new lid with a hole for the airlock. Check out this thread for some options.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/swamp-cooler-199965/

helibrewer 03-04-2012 10:57 PM

If you have a feed store around you you can buy those large plastic tubs that will hold a fermentor and leave plenty of room for water/ice....I think their capacity is around 15 gallons.

veritas524 03-05-2012 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by helibrewer (Post 3857688)
If you have a feed store around you you can buy those large plastic tubs that will hold a fermentor and leave plenty of room for water/ice....I think their capacity is around 15 gallons.

You can also get them from Walmart for $8 (HI prices). They work pretty well, I'm about to retire mine on my next batch as I have my "new" fermentation freezer and johnson controller going through testing right now. :tank:

weirdboy 03-05-2012 01:22 AM

I use a 60qt igloo ice cube. Works great!

Dougie63 03-05-2012 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by weirdboy (Post 3858163)
I use a 60qt igloo ice cube. Works great!

Thats what I use:mug:

SwillyBilly 03-07-2012 11:13 AM

Thanks everyone!


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