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Old 05-20-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default First mash tun build question

I'm building my first mash tun and just have a few questions. First I'm using a 52 quart rectangle cooler. Is this too big for 5 gal batches? Second, I'm buyiNg the cooler kit valve from bargain fittings but I'm going to use 1/2" cpvc from lowes. What pieces do I need to connect them. Thanks


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Old 05-20-2010, 01:28 AM   #2
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Cooler will be fine for 5 gallon batches, especially if batch sparging, however you could probably fly sparge

If you can, just wait until you get the fittings. When I built mine I just used a 1/2" brass nipple and attached a 1/2" CPVC adapter (screws right on and accepts 1/2" cpvc pipe)

I don't have one of these cooler conversion bulkheads, so if you can't wait til you get it, I am sure someone else can answer your question fully.
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Like this one.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_23765-322-50...132997&Ntt=1/2

If you can find them they come in different flavors too. You can get the threads in brass or copper if you would like.
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