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Old 11-13-2012, 01:49 AM   #21
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I throw a double folded sleeping bag over my cooler, keeps the temp steady.
My SWMBO would kill me if I did this with our gear!


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Old 11-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #22
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My SWMBO would kill me if I did this with our gear!
Then get an old blanket at good will! I do this too, works great. However I should note that I still get temp losses as described here with the blanket. I am tempted to shoot foam into my lid as well, but I just keep thinking, how is that different than putting a heavy blanket on top? Think I am going to continue to pursue some kind of floating/cleanable mash cover.


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Old 11-17-2012, 01:16 AM   #23
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I just injected my lid with spray foam. It weights about 4 times as much as it did before so I am anxious to see how it works.

Word to the wise: don't get the "Big Gap Filler" spray foam unless you want a big clean up. I drilled three extra holes in the lid (corresponding to the one the factory put in), filled, and had a huge mess when it started to expand. I put it in the yard and let it sit for a bit and then "broke" off the softball-sized over-fill along with a few huge patches of grass.

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The insulated lid worked realy well, I didn't loose nearly as much temp as in the past.

Note to anyone thinking of doing this: The foam expands the lid slightly which makes is a little harder to get on.

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I just wrap mine in an old sleeping bag. I lose maybe 2 degrees during an hour-long mash, depending on the headspace.

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:31 PM   #26
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The insulated lid worked realy well, I didn't loose nearly as much temp as in the past.

Note to anyone thinking of doing this: The foam expands the lid slightly which makes is a little harder to get on.
Interesting. Could you solve this by placing the lid on the cooler during expansion and compress it with a heavy weight to couteract the upward pressure of the expanding foam?
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Interesting. Could you solve this by placing the lid on the cooler during expansion and compress it with a heavy weight to couteract the upward pressure of the expanding foam?
I am sure this will work. I drilled my holes underneath the lip though so I had to do it with it off the cooler.


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