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MerryMonk 06-18-2009 01:04 AM

Need Some Expert Help For A DIY Dummy
 
I have been brewing extract kits for a couple years now, and I really would like to step it up to the next level and begin brewing AG beers. I have scoured this site as well as youtube for explanations on building a homemade mash tun. However, not being naturally handy in the DIY department, all of the stuff i have seen does not seem to have enough step by step pics or detailed info that i need to complete the project myself. Does anyone out there know of a site or thread that would take me step by step with pics and show me exactly how to build a mash tun? Any and all help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you ahead of time for your answers!!!! :)

Hammy71 06-18-2009 01:16 AM

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/chea...version-23008/

Rick500 06-18-2009 01:21 AM

That thread pretty much lays it all out. I was able to build one following it.

MerryMonk 06-18-2009 01:32 AM

Thanks for the perfect answer to my dilemma. i think even i can follow that method. Just one more question....would this setup work for say a 70 qt cooler as well? Want to make sure i have the capacity to brew higher gravity stuff. Thank you kindly for your help. :)

Duckfoot 06-18-2009 02:15 AM

I am using a 70qt Coleman Extreme as an MLT....

Here is the manifold for it...

mrk305 06-18-2009 02:37 AM

My drain hole in my coleman cooler is 1/2" I.D. I got some 1/2" O.D. hose and stuffed it through the hole. Inside the cooler I have a 3/8 double ended push to fit barb fitting with a braided toilet hose clamped onto it. Inside the cooler, when I insert the barbed fitting inside the hose and pull it towards the outside, it is snug and water proof.

I have one of those big black paper clip things clamped onto the hose and I hang it on the cooler handle. That is "off". Unclip it and put it in the bucket is "on". It works great!

I bought the braided toilet fill hose, some 1/2 O.D. tubing and the double ended hose barb. Maybe I spend ten bucks. Beat that, McGiver!

wilserbrewer 06-18-2009 02:49 AM

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extremely simple to just push a piece of tubing through the cooler drian and attach a braid w/ a plastic zip tie. Just clamp the tube above mash level and lower to drain.

tubing through drainhole here....
Cheap and Easy Mash Tun

clamps in lieu of valve here
Simple All Grain Brewing - German Pilsner

MerryMonk 06-19-2009 01:44 AM

I wanted to say a sincere thank you to all who replied to my post. Thanks for all the great tips and advice. i think i will definitely be able to build my MLT this weekend after a quick trip to home depot. Now.....everyone keep your fingers crossed that my first AG beer turns out great. :ban:

McKBrew 06-19-2009 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by MerryMonk (Post 1388471)
I wanted to say a sincere thank you to all who replied to my post. Thanks for all the great tips and advice. i think i will definitely be able to build my MLT this weekend after a quick trip to home depot. Now.....everyone keep your fingers crossed that my first AG beer turns out great. :ban:

Good luck. You'll do fine. If you haven't seen it already, I recommend this link as another good AG primer. All Grain


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