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Old 09-06-2012, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default Is My Igloo Max Cold Island Breeze MLT Acceptable?

I was recently given a cooler from Costco that is not quite perfect as an MLT, but I made a few adaptions that I believe will allow it to work out well. The model is a 62 Quart Igloo MaxCold Island Breeze cooler. Before I test it out, does anybody have any tips based on what they see here? The temperature does hold nicely and the dead volume is about 4 cups, or just under a liter.

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Here's an image of the inside:

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:41 AM   #2
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That will work fine. The deadspace should be reduced if you put some tubing on the outside.

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That will work fine. The deadspace should be reduced if you put some tubing on the outside.
You mean from the valve into my boil kettle? I agree, and that's what I have set up. This pic was just in the middle of draining. Thanks for the advice!
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Definitely usable. My only 'objection' is that it's too small! Lol

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Definitely usable. My only 'objection' is that it's too small! Lol
Ha! It seems enormous for now, though I don't have any grain bills larger than 15# in the near future.

Edit: Forgot to add...I wound up with 78% efficiency after splitting up my batch sparge into two steps. Successful first all-grain!
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