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Old 12-07-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
Oct 2009
lancaster pa
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I know that a cooler is better for a mlt but I have some extra buckets does any one have a diagram for a 5 gal bucket mlt that they can point me to ? Thanks a bunch

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Old 12-07-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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Nov 2009
Fremont, CA
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Mosher has a good description in Radical Brewing. There is also a description in Papazian. I use the bucket in bucket method with lots of holes drilled (1/8 or a size smaller) in the bottom of the inner bucket. The outer bucket is fitted with a plastic spigot. Just wrap the bucket(s) with old towels and cover with your kettle lid for insulation. You can also buy a false bottom and use only one bucket. This method has been working very well for me for a while now.

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Old 12-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #3
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Tallahassee, FL
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I still use an old bottling bucket for an MLT. I added a stainless braid and wrapped it with Reflectix insulation, it hold temps great and works fine.
My only complaint is the size, 5 gallons will handle most of my brews, but there are times when I want to make a bigger beer and need more room.
On Deck:
Primary: Hefe
On Tap: Backporch IPA, Rosemary Pale Ale

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