Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Would this coleman work?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-05-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
scorpionc53
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Union Pier, Michigan
Posts: 52
Default Would this coleman work?

Tonight I found a killer deal on the basic coleman 48 qt cooler at meijers. Everywhere I look people are using the coleman extremes. Any downside to using this basic one before I rip the spigot out? Anyone had bad failure or good success with it?

image-2958585207.jpg  
__________________
scorpionc53 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
najel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Mankato, MN
Posts: 82
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I have one of these that I made into a MLT already, but have not used it yet. I got the cooler for free, so I thought why not try it, I can always put the hardware on a different one if I don't like it.
I will be interested in comments, too! I have read from some people that are using one the same size with good success. The only issue I can think of would be how well it will keep the temps.

__________________
najel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2012, 02:15 AM   #3
Pratzie
Fill It Up Again!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Pratzie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,549
Liked 153 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 112

Default

I'm told they work much better with the bazooka screens then other MLT because its kind of grooved into the bottom of the cooler, making a channel down around the hole where the spigot is. And I've seen a bunch of homebrewer videos on YouTube with the brewers using these types instead of the round Rubbermaid ones.

__________________
Bottled: Nothing :(
Kegged: Nothing :(
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Empty
Aging:
On Deck: Deception Cream Stout, BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde, Yooper's Oatmeal Stout, Joe's Ancient Orange Mead, Reaper's Mild
Pratzie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2012, 02:17 AM   #4
Pratzie
Fill It Up Again!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Pratzie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,549
Liked 153 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 112

Default

Btw what's the killer price if u don't mind me asking? I've been looking for one as well but we don't have meijers in my part of the country.

__________________
Bottled: Nothing :(
Kegged: Nothing :(
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Empty
Aging:
On Deck: Deception Cream Stout, BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde, Yooper's Oatmeal Stout, Joe's Ancient Orange Mead, Reaper's Mild
Pratzie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2012, 02:36 AM   #5
scottland
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 2,117
Liked 134 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I put like 50 bathes through a cooler like that. Made loads of great beer, almost makes me a bit sentimental.

Seriously, if it fits your budget, buy it.

__________________
http://www.bertusbrewery.com/
scottland is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2012, 03:05 AM   #6
wilserbrewer
Vendor
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 6,574
Liked 421 Times on 357 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

That cooler is fine and will work well. Sure you may lose 2 degrees...but really RDWHAHB...just plan on losing a tad and no worries.

Mine was red FWIW...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/ten-minute-cooler-mash-tun-conversion-125108/

__________________
wilserbrewer
BIAB Bags, Hop Bags and Ratchet Pulleys for sale

Expert tailor and supplier of custom sized, top quality BIAB bags, hop bags and ratchet pulleys at reasonable pricing

http://biabbags.webs.com



CORONA MILL BUCKET SYSTEM V. 2.0
wilserbrewer is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2012, 04:03 AM   #7
Pratzie
Fill It Up Again!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Pratzie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,549
Liked 153 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 112

Default

I'd also recommend preheating it with some hot water before adding your main body and the grains. Everyone I've seen use them on YouTube has stated it makes a good 2-3 degree difference from hitting your strike temperature because they are rather large long ways as opposed to the round and tall ones.

__________________
Bottled: Nothing :(
Kegged: Nothing :(
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Empty
Aging:
On Deck: Deception Cream Stout, BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde, Yooper's Oatmeal Stout, Joe's Ancient Orange Mead, Reaper's Mild
Pratzie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #8
scorpionc53
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Union Pier, Michigan
Posts: 52
Default

I picked it up for $20. I've been looking at round 10 gal ones for like 50. So for a 12 gal at 30$ off, I consider that a killer deal. This is also the even cheaper one, without the grooved bottom. I let you know how it works.

A side question, has anyone put one of these together and used an silicone or epoxy to make sure there's a 100% seal? I picked up some #15 o-rings, just didn't know if an epoxy would add insurance. And would it give off flavors too?

Another side question. I got a 20" washer screen and I'd like to find a way to keep it in one place on the bottom. I'd like to make a tear drop shape and glue or whatever the screen in place, but again, don't want to use something that'll give off flavors or become separated from the heat of my mash.

__________________
scorpionc53 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2012, 12:11 PM   #9
kombat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,638
Liked 674 Times on 436 Posts
Likes Given: 602

Default

I use that exact cooler, it works great!

__________________
kombat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2012, 03:33 PM   #10
scorpionc53
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Union Pier, Michigan
Posts: 52
Default

Here it is, all put together! I'll post how it works after its first use!!

image-733774830.jpg  
__________________
scorpionc53 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools