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Old 01-28-2009, 05:40 AM   #1
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Oct 2008
Reno, Nevada
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So while out running some errands today, decided to look at a few stores for a cooler for a new MLT. After some okay finds and decent prices, I was about to buy a 40qt coleman for $20 (which isn't that bad) when SWMBO suggested we check Savers first before making any purchases (Savers is a mosty-clothes thrift shop but there is a small home section.)

Well we get there and would you know it, tucked in the corner underneath a shelf with a sewing machine and a waffle iron sat a 48qt coleman cooler with a quick drain plug. I thought, "Wow, how could this get any better?" Then I noticed it didn't have a price tag, so the clerk and I decided $4.99 was a fair price.

Once home I run leak/insulation/drain-plug-size tests and it works AMAZING for being assembled circa 1985. I tried using the 3/8" tubing I already have and it fit snug enough to keep any liquids from escaping. After buying an SS braid and something to control flow, my MLT cost a whopping $10.

I owe SWMBO some hardcore kudos for making my day ^_^

Primary: air and sadness =(

Kegged: air and sadness =(

Bottled: English Barleywine (brewed 9/26/09 -- bottled 5/5/10)


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Old 01-28-2009, 05:54 AM   #2
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Torrance, CA
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Nice score!

Now put it to work.
Fermenting:#160 Apollo/Calypso Pale Ale
Kegged:#153 Old Helicon Barleywine 2013, #157 Irish Red, #158 Mosaic IPA, #159 Bravo/Delta ESB
Up Next:Brown Porter, American Stout, Imperial Stout
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