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Old 11-14-2012, 04:09 PM   #2361
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I just built a 7 gallon version of this. I found a 7 gallon Gatorade cooler from Universal Industrial Supply via Amazon.com for $33 with shipping (what a steal). I found the other parts at Home Depot, the SS 5/8" washer and Fastenal, and the other 5/8" washers at Ace Hardware. Altogether, it cost be $71 and 15 minutes in labor. Not bad for a 7 gallon mash tun.

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:51 PM   #2362
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It's probably been said in this thread but I hate te search function on the app. What is probably the highest lb of grain you can use successfully in the 10 gal. Just wondering for future brews.

I have brewed tons of beer with this set up, awesome btw

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #2363
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It's probably been said in this thread but I hate te search function on the app. What is probably the highest lb of grain you can use successfully in the 10 gal. Just wondering for future brews.

I have brewed tons of beer with this set up, awesome btw
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http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml "Can I Mash It?"
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #2364
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What is probably the highest lb of grain you can use successfully in the 10 gal. Just wondering for future brews.
To add to Tre9er's post, this is another great reference: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/how-...-needs-123585/
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:24 AM   #2365
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I just built a 7 gallon version of this. I found a 7 gallon Gatorade cooler from Universal Industrial Supply via Amazon.com for $33 with shipping (what a steal). I found the other parts at Home Depot, the SS 5/8" washer and Fastenal, and the other 5/8" washers at Ace Hardware. Altogether, it cost be $71 and 15 minutes in labor. Not bad for a 7 gallon mash tun.
That's an awesome price, do you happen to have a link to the sale or vendor?
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:27 AM   #2366
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I just built a 7 gallon version of this. I found a 7 gallon Gatorade cooler from Universal Industrial Supply via Amazon.com for $33 with shipping (what a steal). I found the other parts at Home Depot, the SS 5/8" washer and Fastenal, and the other 5/8" washers at Ace Hardware. Altogether, it cost be $71 and 15 minutes in labor. Not bad for a 7 gallon mash tun.
But you used brass in an acidic environment....should have gone stainless.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:00 PM   #2367
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But you used brass in an acidic environment....should have gone stainless.
This is why when I built mine I went with SS in the mash tun but brass in the HLT as I figured the HLT only contacts hot water.
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But you used brass in an acidic environment....should have gone stainless.
You're probably afraid of using aluminum boil kettles too, aren't you?

Nice find and MLT, Chris.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #2369
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But you used brass in an acidic environment....should have gone stainless.
Considering the short amount of time the mash is in contact with the brass, it isn't really a problem. If you're worried about lead, and you keg, chances are there is a brass component there as well. My kegerator actually came with a warning that it contains lead, which has been known to cause cancer in the state of California. Since I live in Minnesota, I'm not worried ;-)

One other thing...I did cut the supply hose down so it would lay straight. I was afraid of channeling and a stuck sparge.
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That's an awesome price, do you happen to have a link to the sale or vendor?
When I got mine, there were only 2 left. And I received an email shortly after I posted this that another reader grabbed the 2nd one. I searched Amazon for it, and I can't find it. Honestly, I think the standard price is a complete rip off. If you don't have the patience to search the web for a bargain, you're better off going to Home Depot and picking up the 10 gallon for $40+
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