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Old 06-18-2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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I have been brewing extract kits for a couple years now, and I really would like to step it up to the next level and begin brewing AG beers. I have scoured this site as well as youtube for explanations on building a homemade mash tun. However, not being naturally handy in the DIY department, all of the stuff i have seen does not seem to have enough step by step pics or detailed info that i need to complete the project myself. Does anyone out there know of a site or thread that would take me step by step with pics and show me exactly how to build a mash tun? Any and all help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you ahead of time for your answers!!!!

 
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:16 AM   #2
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:21 AM   #3
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That thread pretty much lays it all out. I was able to build one following it.

 
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:32 AM   #4
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Thanks for the perfect answer to my dilemma. i think even i can follow that method. Just one more question....would this setup work for say a 70 qt cooler as well? Want to make sure i have the capacity to brew higher gravity stuff. Thank you kindly for your help.

 
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:15 AM   #5
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I am using a 70qt Coleman Extreme as an MLT....

Here is the manifold for it...
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:37 AM   #6
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My drain hole in my coleman cooler is 1/2" I.D. I got some 1/2" O.D. hose and stuffed it through the hole. Inside the cooler I have a 3/8 double ended push to fit barb fitting with a braided toilet hose clamped onto it. Inside the cooler, when I insert the barbed fitting inside the hose and pull it towards the outside, it is snug and water proof.

I have one of those big black paper clip things clamped onto the hose and I hang it on the cooler handle. That is "off". Unclip it and put it in the bucket is "on". It works great!

I bought the braided toilet fill hose, some 1/2 O.D. tubing and the double ended hose barb. Maybe I spend ten bucks. Beat that, McGiver!
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:49 AM   #7
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extremely simple to just push a piece of tubing through the cooler drian and attach a braid w/ a plastic zip tie. Just clamp the tube above mash level and lower to drain.

tubing through drainhole here....
Cheap and Easy Mash Tun

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Old 06-19-2009, 01:44 AM   #8
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I wanted to say a sincere thank you to all who replied to my post. Thanks for all the great tips and advice. i think i will definitely be able to build my MLT this weekend after a quick trip to home depot. Now.....everyone keep your fingers crossed that my first AG beer turns out great.

 
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:48 AM   #9
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I wanted to say a sincere thank you to all who replied to my post. Thanks for all the great tips and advice. i think i will definitely be able to build my MLT this weekend after a quick trip to home depot. Now.....everyone keep your fingers crossed that my first AG beer turns out great.
Good luck. You'll do fine. If you haven't seen it already, I recommend this link as another good AG primer. All Grain
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