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Old 11-05-2006, 10:58 PM   #1
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What do you pros think of this MLT?


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Old 11-06-2006, 03:35 AM   #2
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Hey!... I thought YOU were a pro!

Anyway, it looks good to me, but I think you could build it yourself for alot less than the "buy it now" price, plus $20 shipping.


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Old 11-06-2006, 03:40 AM   #3
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Looks great if you want to avoid building one yourself. You'll only be able to batch sparge with a cooler like that.
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:41 AM   #4
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$25 cooler plus $10 worth of CPVC pipes and fittings. Depends on whether or not the convenience of having it all assembled is worth $15 plus shipping. No doubt it will mash and make beer.
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Yeah, I didn't think about shipping.

I like the PVC manifold though. Cheaper and easier than copper.
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If you make one, be sure to use CPVC like the one you're looking at. Straight PVC won't stand up to near boiling temps.

Oh, and easier depends on your perspective - I'd much rather sweat copper fittings than deal with goopy plastic bonding agents.
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Don't do it. $50 and $20 for shipping. I got the 60 quart cube at WalMart for around $20. If you want to that the real easy (but more expensive) way of buying a Kewler Kit you still wont get anywhere near the $70 for this one.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:40 PM   #8
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For a good comparison of different types of home made mash tuns, get the 1995 "Great Grain Issue" of [/I] Zymurgy[/I]. For $20 you can get a 5 gallon water cooler, or $40 for a ten gallon one. $20 for a Phil's Phalse Bottom, or about $10 more for SS. Add a sparge arm and you'll get higher efficiency than the chest cooler.


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