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Old 03-12-2009, 04:16 PM   #11
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I have been amazed lately with my Igloo MLT. Once I get the mash stirred and settled, the thermometer simply does not move. At all.

Unless I open the lid and mess with it, and even then, I only see a degree of movement, MAYBE.


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Old 03-14-2009, 01:07 AM   #12
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I'm going to all grain for my next batch, getting my equipment together, and so I was wondering about this. But, my main concern was for the plastic being at such high temps; not because of durability, but because of chemical leeching. Has anyone come across any info on this? I'm sure the different brands use different plastics, but maybe there's a brand that has a good rep for theirs...
Thanks, Mike


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Old 03-14-2009, 01:10 AM   #13
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These coolers are good to go...

Dont buy a cooler from China...

Igloo or Rubbermaid are good for 180F and food grade...
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:03 AM   #14
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Yes the rubbermaid is fantastic. I couldn't believe the amount of heat retention.

I just made a keggle conversion for my boil pot. The only I don't like is the ungodly amount of heat you have to put into the thing. The size sure is a plus, but thats about it. Aluminum is lightweight and has excellent thermal properties. Wish I had a 10 gallon aluminum pot no wish I had a copper pot that what be the bees knees.
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