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Old 01-10-2011, 12:47 AM   #1
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Default My new Cube Mash Tun

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!

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Old 01-11-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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wow very nice...i reckon you may gain temperature over an hour in that thing!

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Old 01-11-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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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....
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:36 AM   #4
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Very nice sir! How do you like those poly QDs?

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Old 01-11-2011, 04:43 PM   #5
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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...

http://www.brewbrothers.biz/

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Old 01-11-2011, 06:10 PM   #6
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I'm diggin' your setup. Love the simplicity of it. Where did you pick up those burners?

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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.

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Old 01-11-2011, 11:47 PM   #8
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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!

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Old 01-18-2011, 05:06 PM   #9
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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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