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Old 04-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #81
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My store, for some reason, offers a $3.08 rebate to go with it bringing the price down to $24.91.
Already have one setup for a mash tun, looks like I need a new camping cooler!


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Old 04-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #82
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alien, did you have to drill the outside wall of the cooler to fit in the pvc brace? if so, did you use a step bit?



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Old 04-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #83
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Yes and yes. But I wouldn't recommend the step bit because when I did it I drilled out a bit of the inner hole too, which I didn't mean to do. If I did it all over, I would probably just snip the hole out with nail scissors.

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thanks.

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #85
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My store, for some reason, offers a $3.08 rebate to go with it bringing the price down to $24.91.
Already have one setup for a mash tun, looks like I need a new camping cooler!
Very tempting - wish I had a Menard's closer!
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:00 PM   #86
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The 70 qt cooler is back in Walmart for under $40.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-70-Quart-Xtreme-Cooler/23795246?srccode=cii_5784816&cpncode=30-189368205-2&adid=1500000000000029469730&veh=cse

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Edit - see post below

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Thanks again to Alien and GrogNerd. I finally put all of my equipment together and did my first All Grain batch last weekend. Everything went really well! I ended up buying the hardware and putty that GrogNerd recommended. I took out all of the stock Coleman stuff and just used the putty to seal it. I stuffed a little bit of it up into the cooler walls and then completely covered both sides of the fitting. The cooler wall feels super strong and best of all no leaks!

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awesome! glad i could be of some assistance

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Hope it lasts you many a good brewday!



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