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nanotigerbrewer 03-13-2010 12:29 AM

Mash Tun Help.
 
I was testing my newly built Mash Tun (5 Gal Rubbermade cooler) and noticed it leaking from the holder for the paper cups. I realized there was a crack in the bottom of the cooler and all the foam insulation was getting soaked. Is there anything to seal up the cracked liner?

IrregularPulse 03-13-2010 12:31 AM

you can try a high temp food safe silicone, but from personal experience. It's DIFFICULT to get anything to adhear to that slick plastic. Rough it up first.

Ohio-Ed 03-13-2010 12:34 AM

I had the same problem... nothing I'm aware of to fix it.
I saw some suggestions for trying to use epoxy, or apply some sort of patch, but none that appeared the be the AH-HA fix.
Some folks have had great experiences with coolers for MT's. I went to a SS MT.

Good luck.

Bjornbrewer 03-13-2010 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by nanotigerbrewer (Post 1941409)
I was testing my newly built Mash Tun (5 Gal Rubbermade cooler) and noticed it leaking from the holder for the paper cups. I realized there was a crack in the bottom of the cooler and all the foam insulation was getting soaked. Is there anything to seal up the cracked liner?

If it's newly built, can I assume the cooler is new too? If so, take it back...it's shouldn't be cracking with hot liquid.

Ohio-Ed 03-13-2010 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Bjornbrewer (Post 1941496)
If it's newly built, can I assume the cooler is new too? If so, take it back...it's shouldn't be cracking with hot liquid.

Mine cracked after a few uses (maybe 10-12 or so). It started as a buckle in the wall from expansion, then eventually cracked about 1/2 the length top to bottom.

Jawbox0 03-13-2010 02:37 AM

My Walmart still has clearance $15 5 gallon coolers. If I were you I'd just transfer my fittings over to a new one.


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