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Old 05-22-2009, 12:42 AM   #1
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Where can I find the 411 on making a mash tun? I plan on using a 48/54 qt cooler and would like to make a manifold system. I tried doing search but I am borderline retarded and did't get far.

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Old 05-22-2009, 12:54 AM   #2
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Search "cheap easy 10" and it will be the #1 search result!

There's also a wiki about it.

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thats for a water cooler, I am using a 54 qt cooler and want to set up a manifold drain system. I saw one somewhere...

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thats for a water cooler, I am using a 54 qt cooler and want to set up a manifold drain system. I saw one somewhere...

You mean these instructions here?

You can use the same instructions for your cooler as for a water cooler. You might need to add some more fittings and drill a hole in the cooler, if it didn't come with a drain or anything. I converted one of these into an MLT by using essentially the same parts outlined on that page. I did my braid a bit differently in that I made a T-junction inside the cooler and looped the braid to connect to both ends of the T, but other than that pretty much the same design.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:36 AM   #5
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For batch sparging will the SS braid work for you? I don't think you need to complicate it. No matter how much water you can collect the maximum wort throughput is the diameter of your tube through the side of your MT and FlyGuy has yet to have a stuck sparge with the braid.

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Old 05-22-2009, 01:42 AM   #6
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You mean these instructions here?
Ya thats it. That was the idea I had, but using cpvc.

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I built the same manifold but with pex. Works awesome just in case you have some of that laying around.

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I dont know what pex is...

I have a ton of cvpc elbows laying around so I just need the pipe and the ball valve etc.

Would it be overkill to use a 1/4" piece of ss sheet with holes drilled in it for a false bottom AND a manifold?

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I dont know what pex is...

I have a ton of cvpc elbows laying around so I just need the pipe and the ball valve etc.

Would it be overkill to use a 1/4" piece of ss sheet with holes drilled in it for a false bottom AND a manifold?
Pex is newer type of plastic flexible pipe used in home plumbing. You'll see it all over at HD or Lowes, it usually is white,blue, or red in comes in huge 50-100ft rolls.

Regarding the stainless sheet, it's not necessary, but if you can explain why you would to do that, it won't be overkill either.
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Schwagger,

I just built a gravity three teir and upgraded to new kettles. I have a 48 qt cooler with a full cvpvc manifold and 1/2 bulkhead. Works great and looking for a new home if your interested PM me.

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