Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Ale Pail inside 10 gallon cooler?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
SwillyBilly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Elkridge, Maryland
Posts: 68
Default 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!

__________________

On Deck - Not sure yet...
Primary - Standard Bitter
Secondary - Empty
Bottle Conditioning - Irish Red Ale
Past Brews - Brew #6 - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone,Brew #7 - North Coast Old Rasputin Clone, Brew #8 Half Wit / Half Wit Raspberry

SwillyBilly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
deepcdan99
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ludlow, Ma
Posts: 614
Liked 32 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SwillyBilly View Post
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.
__________________
deepcdan99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
SC_Ryan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 717
Liked 25 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

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/

__________________
Oh no! Bitter beer face!!!
SC_Ryan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
helibrewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
helibrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 3,151
Liked 183 Times on 167 Posts
Likes Given: 42

Default

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.

__________________
Something is always fermenting....
"It's Bahl Hornin'"

Primary:
Brite Tank/Lagering:
Kegged: Hefeweizen, Chocolate Hazelnut Porter, Kumquat Saison, Tart Cherry Cider, Belgian Tripel, Maibock Bock, Ommegang Abbey Ale Clone, Belgian Golden Strong, German Pils (WLP830)
Bottled: Belgian Quad (Grand Reserve), Derangement (Belgian Dark Strong)
On Deck:
My Site: www.restlesscellars.com
helibrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2012, 01:20 AM   #5
veritas524
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Adana, Turkey, Turkey
Posts: 332
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by helibrewer View Post
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.
__________________
veritas524 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2012, 01:22 AM   #6
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,939
Liked 428 Times on 349 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

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

__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2012, 02:11 AM   #7
Dougie63
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 266
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by weirdboy View Post
I use a 60qt igloo ice cube. Works great!
Thats what I use
__________________
Dougie63 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #8
SwillyBilly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Elkridge, Maryland
Posts: 68
Default

Thanks everyone!

__________________

On Deck - Not sure yet...
Primary - Standard Bitter
Secondary - Empty
Bottle Conditioning - Irish Red Ale
Past Brews - Brew #6 - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone,Brew #7 - North Coast Old Rasputin Clone, Brew #8 Half Wit / Half Wit Raspberry

SwillyBilly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is a 5 gallon cooler big enuff Dick562 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 11-08-2010 02:31 PM
10-gallon Cooler as Primary Pecafaced Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-07-2010 02:02 PM
Can I use this cooler for my MLT? (Dimentions inside) emgesp1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 10-21-2009 05:45 PM
Batch in fermenter, carboy inside igloo cooler... temp question? BADS197 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 07-06-2009 02:42 PM
6.5 Gallon Pail as Secondary Fermenter? borders Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 01-13-2008 05:29 AM