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MussBrew 01-10-2011 12:47 AM

My new Cube Mash Tun
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After reading several threads on the Igloo 50 quart cube cooler, here's is my solution! I used four layers of 16"x24' Reflectix around the outside of the cooler and used "great stuff" foam for insulating the lid. I will post how well the mash temp holds later this week!

daxdefranco 01-11-2011 10:46 AM

wow very nice...i reckon you may gain temperature over an hour in that thing!

starsailor 01-11-2011 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by daxdefranco (Post 2541684)
wow very nice...i reckon you may gain temperature over an hour in that thing!

It will only gain temp if he adds a flux capacitor....

JasonInBTR 01-11-2011 11:36 AM

Very nice sir! How do you like those poly QDs?

MussBrew 01-11-2011 04:43 PM

I love the poly QDs, I Got them from brew bros out near portland OR. The place has great pricing!

If you want you can check out their web site...


Yankeehillbrewer 01-11-2011 06:10 PM

I'm diggin' your setup. Love the simplicity of it. Where did you pick up those burners?

Maltose 01-11-2011 06:16 PM

clean set up. just wondering, how much temperature were you losing in the mash tun before you put the reflectix on the outside? i always had sufficient insulation in those types of coolers.

MussBrew 01-11-2011 11:47 PM

The burners are blichmann and I got them from brew bros. My cart/dolly I had speed rack west cut to size. The cart itself is 24x60x24. I got all the precut steel and dolly for $60! I actually did all the upgrades to the mash tun before using it. I read a lot of mixed reviews on the temps, so I went ahead and insulated it!

MussBrew 01-18-2011 05:06 PM

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Just a follow up on my mash tun...

I hit my strike water temp at 172 F
And maintained my mast temp of 154 for the entire hour!

...It was a good brew day...

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