Rubbermaid MLT recirculation port? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks > Rubbermaid MLT recirculation port?

Thread Tools
Old 08-17-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
Feb 2010
Attleboro, MA
Posts: 78
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

I just finished reading the 40 page thread on quick disconnects and I think I have most of what I will need to order mapped out.
But I have a question about my MLT.
I have a Rubbermaid round 10gal and I am planning on batch sparging with it.
In the next couple weeks, I will be buying a March pump.
Should I install a recirculation port in the MLT?
I see that some guys have sparge arms installed through the lids of their coolers, but I am not seeing too much on mounting through the side.

Any ideas, suggestions, warnings, advice or words of dis/encouragement?

Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
Boar Beer
Boar Beer's Avatar
Mar 2008
Central NH, NH
Posts: 530
Liked 18 Times on 15 Posts

just recirculate back into the top. I used a board with a hole in it to center the flow back in. then put a plastic bucket lid down to break the flow so i did not channel the liquid. run that for 5-10 min for your voloff and your good to go
I was married for 10 years before my wife knew I drank.
Then one day I made a mistake and came home from work sober

Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
Oct 2010
Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 572
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

My silicone hose just goes right into the cooler from the top, and submerged in the mash. I kept the hose extra long so I can coil it in the cooler so it creates a whirlpool while recirculating.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
May 2010
Posts: 161
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

I do the same as Coldies. I put a camlock disconnect on the lid of the cooler and hook a hose to that. Keep the hose that is inside the cooler long so you can move the lid without moving the hose much

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ribcage IC with Ice Water Recirculation System - Cheap specialkaye Chillers & Stir Plates 27 01-15-2012 07:25 AM
Need some help with recirculation setup HossTheGreat Brew Stands 7 08-15-2011 10:03 PM
Bulkhead fitting recirculation port brewnami Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 6 05-23-2011 01:34 PM
What is that blue adjustable/bendable hose for recirculation? Ranger9913 Brew Stands 10 06-14-2010 06:20 PM
HERMS recirculation kingoslo Brew Stands 11 10-15-2009 06:03 PM

Forum Jump