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Old 03-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #2121
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Has anyone tried this with the 10 gallon Igloo "Industrial" Cooler?

http://www.amazon.com/Igloo-4101-10g...1132898&sr=8-1
http://www.homebrewing.org/All-Grain...ent_c_185.html

Adventures In Homebrewing use them for their AG setups. They say they're the best on the market.


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Old 03-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #2122
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http://www.homebrewing.org/All-Grain...ent_c_185.html

Adventures In Homebrewing use them for their AG setups. They say they're the best on the market.
Sweet! I picked one up cheap off of Ebay ($55 shipped). I am going to give this a shot with the ball valve equipment for the rubbermaid, which I assume is the same.


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Old 03-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #2123
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Has anyone tried this with the 10 gallon Igloo "Industrial" Cooler?

http://www.amazon.com/Igloo-4101-10g...1132898&sr=8-1
Just look at the comments section on the amazon page
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:35 PM   #2124
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I got this one at Walmart for $39.98. Works great and held temps with only a degree or two loss.


http://www.walmart.com/ip/Igloo-Beve...allon/14550424
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:01 AM   #2125
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I am looking to build a MLT like this but have been reading that only having a central draining point, which just running the braided hose would create, will cause the grain in the middle to become overly rinsed while sparging etc that may release tannins. Which would then leave an off taste. Anyone have any experience with this?

I am having an argument with my buddy as to whether to go with the braided hose or build a manifold out of copper tubing.
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I used a longer braided hose and coiled it on my 5 gallon version. I wrapped some heavy copper wire around a screwdriver and inserted it into the braid to help it keep the coil shape and help prevent it from collapsing.

And for those of you living near a Menards and looking for stainless steel fender washers, they have them for ~$2 for a 6-pack.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #2126
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has anyone ever noticed that when you look up anything like the washers online you get suggestions for everything else you need to make the MLT?
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:51 PM   #2127
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Hey guys,

You'll have to forgive me for not reading through all 213 pages, I only read through 26 and couldn't find an answer.

Is there any reason to not just use a large mesh bag (or make an even bigger one) inside the cooler, and forget about the whole braided hose thing? You could just raise the bag a bit when you drain and it should drain way quicker than through a braided supply! Cleanup would be a breeze afterwards, too.

If I'm totally off track here I apologize, I've never brewed before but this is certainly how I will doing my first batch this weekend.

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Hey guys,

You'll have to forgive me for not reading through all 213 pages, I only read through 26 and couldn't find an answer.

Is there any reason to not just use a large mesh bag (or make an even bigger one) inside the cooler, and forget about the whole braided hose thing? You could just raise the bag a bit when you drain and it should drain way quicker than through a braided supply! Cleanup would be a breeze afterwards, too.

If I'm totally off track here I apologize, I've never brewed before but this is certainly how I will doing my first batch this weekend.
You should check out BIAB (brew in a bag) systems. And we don't use a bag in this system cause you wouldn't get a uniform grain bed for sparging.

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You should check out BIAB (brew in a bag) systems. And we don't use a bag in this system cause you wouldn't get a uniform grain bed for sparging.

Enjoy your first brew
Ok, what if your bag was less of a bag, and more of a big sheet that you could lay flat on the bottom ? You could still have a uniform grain bed when you sparge, but when you are ready to drain you can just pull it all up! Am I making sense?
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Hey guys,

You'll have to forgive me for not reading through all 213 pages, I only read through 26 and couldn't find an answer.

Is there any reason to not just use a large mesh bag (or make an even bigger one) inside the cooler, and forget about the whole braided hose thing? You could just raise the bag a bit when you drain and it should drain way quicker than through a braided supply! Cleanup would be a breeze afterwards, too.

If I'm totally off track here I apologize, I've never brewed before but this is certainly how I will doing my first batch this weekend.
It wouldn't drain any quicker IMO, my rig drains super quick. Too quick actually. And as far as cleanup, your idea sound dirtier. You'd have to dump out that grain bag and get all the grain out of the mesh, and then end up having to clean the mash tun anyway


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