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Old 09-15-2011, 01:16 AM   #21
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haha that is a great idea~

 
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:24 AM   #22
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Ben, did you have to cut off the top of the cooler to get the pot to fit? Just wondering if there is a way to keep the insulated top for long mashes?
Yea I had to cut the top but the lid fits on still. It just sits there but it will still hold in the heat.

 
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:34 AM   #23
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My 10G cooler is still going strong after 6 years of use.. rubber is still in great shape, what part cracked on yours?
The plastic liner inside is what cracked. It warped and stayed like that for a while but the warp eventually cracked and started to leak between the walls.

 
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:37 AM   #24
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That is awesome. Some should start selling those pre-fabbed.
Thats a really good idea but the cooler was $40, the pot is $86, $50 for the welded fitting, and labor to install and modify. The price would be just $250 or so which im not sure if people would go for or not. Its just a nice diy project.

 
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:36 AM   #25
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Yea I had to cut the top but the lid fits on still. It just sits there but it will still hold in the heat.
I'm wondering if it would be possible to cut the exterior farther down on the outside and reattach the threaded portion for the lid so that the lid would screw back on...

Also curious how much of the foam did you have to remove from the cooler after taking out the liner? Or did it just slide in?
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:32 PM   #26
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I had to remove about 1/8" of the foam all the way around the cooler. Its not enough to worry about really. I dont know about reattaching the threaded portion because I threw it away already but there is no reason to screw the lid down tight anyway. The insulated lid sitting on top of it will hold the heat just fine.

 
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:40 PM   #27
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I just look at the pics of it and the ring I cut off will not fit back on. The rim of the pot is right where the ring used to be.

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:10 AM   #28
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Sweet! The slight space and change in material should help the U value of the setup!

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:30 PM   #29
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I will let you guys know how this works out when I get to use it. I cant imagine that it will be that much different but it should be fun to try out.

 
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #30
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Thanks for the advice ben. My pot arrived on Friday so I will be doing this shortly.
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