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Old 02-25-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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I built a couple five gallon mash tuns out of five gallon Igloo coolers, then realized I only needed the one. I'm not looking to make any money here, only trying to break even. Just trying to pay it forward to a fellow brewer who is looking for a good mash tun. It has a brass ball valve and a stainless braided filter.

$45 and I am breaking even. I think it is a fair price.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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Price updated.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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Can you provide any pics? How big of a grain bill can you have in a 5 gallon cooler?

 
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:04 PM   #4
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Bobby_M has a good chart in this thread, but I'll repost it here for simplicity.



What the chart says is, with 70% efficiency (not hard, even with batch sparging), the maximum starting gravity you'll be able to get with a 5gal batch of beer is ~1.059. That ought to take care of most normal strength beers.

If you mash thinner than 1.25qt/lb, you can squeeze a bit more grain in there and probably get up into the 1.068 mark.

If your brew equipment space is at a premium, a 5gal cooler is pretty small to store.

 
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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Here are some pictures.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:02 AM   #6
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Thanks, it looks quite nice! My brew partner and I are looking to go to all grain, but we will stick to five gallon batches. We still need a burner and a bigger kettle...tempting...especially since you are pretty local.

 
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:34 AM   #7
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The one I built that was just like this one works perfectly. Used it on my first two all grain batches two weeks ago. Only lost a degree and a half over an hour long mash. No problem at all with a stuck sparge.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:55 AM   #8
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Willing to ship? Very interested.

 
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:59 AM   #9
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I cannot cover shipping cost, but if you are willing to pay for shipping, sure, I will ship it to your door.
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I cannot cover shipping cost, but if you are willing to pay for shipping, sure, I will ship it to your door.
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