Cooler Mash tun Conversion Question QUICK! - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Cooler Mash tun Conversion Question QUICK!

Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
Oct 2007
Waterloo, Ontario
Posts: 46

So my buddy and I are making our mash tun out of a 45 quart Rubbermaid rectangular cooler, since we could not find a 10 gallon cylinder cooler. We are following the instructions listed here and we have two questions,

1) does anyone know if the spigot is the same size on our rectangular cooler as the 10 gallon cylinder cooler?

2) This cooler does not have a nut to unfasten the spigot, should we just rip it out?

Thanks for any help if anyone has experience with this type of cooler
"Whoever makes a poor beer shall be transferred to the dung-hill"
-Edict, City of Danzig, 11th Century

Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2009, 09:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
ajf's Avatar
Oct 2005
Long Island
Posts: 4,646
Liked 105 Times on 99 Posts

1. Don't know

2. Whatever you do, don't rip it out. It may not have a nut, but I'm sure that it can be unscrewed in some way. Once you have it unscrewed, you can take it to the hardware store and find the answer to question 1.


Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2009, 09:19 PM   #3
JoeMama's Avatar
Nov 2008
Posts: 1,202
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

On mine the hole was larger on the cooler. What I ended up doing is grabbing a handful more 'O-rings' to help alleviate the gap inbetween the tubing/rubber o-ring in the cooler.

Thus far it works nicely for me

Good luck!
Ergo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I am.

Eggo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I waffle.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ten minute cooler mash tun conversion wilserbrewer Equipment/Sanitation 23 02-05-2016 07:21 PM
Quick Questions: Making Mash cooler and cleaning my pot xalu All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 07-25-2009 05:25 PM
First mash with new cooler conversion have problem. MikeInCtown All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 10-06-2008 01:45 AM
Cooler mash tun conversion Q. Willsellout Equipment/Sanitation 7 02-01-2007 05:06 PM
cooler conversion question trubador All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 15 01-16-2007 02:50 AM

Forum Jump