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Old 05-07-2009, 04:43 AM   #1
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Default Need help MT insulation

I need to find a way to insolate my mashtun, I seem to lose a lot of heat during my mash and find myself heating it up. Until I can do a recirculation I was thinking the cheaper way to go would be to insolate it. I would like it to be some what resistant to heat but not direct heat from a burner. Any Ideas?


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Old 05-07-2009, 05:12 AM   #2
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A lot of the guys including myself use Reflectix bubble foil type insulation. It's cheap and easy to cut to size. I would suggest making it two or three layers thick. The more the better. Make a cover for the lid too as a lot of heat is lost through the top of the MT:

Reflectix 16 In. x 25 Ft. Staple Tab Insulation - ST16025 at The Home Depot
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