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Old 06-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #11
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Check out the photos is the thread, you'll see it's right at the step. The hieght is just right for the ss pot and it leaves you with the hard cooler plastic across the top.
I suggest that you first remove the cooler's liner, measure the height of the opening, measure the height of the kettle under the lip and then cut the threads off at the appropriate height. I cut mine about 3/4" above the flat on the cooler.

Used together with a pump and RIMS tube has produced my most consistent results to date, holding temperature at the RIMS outlet at 154 and at the MLT output at 153.5 for the duration of the mash after stabilization from dough in.

 
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #12
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I have made that modification to my cooler. What are you guys doing for the return from your Rims/Herms to the Mash Tun? Debating going through the side or the lid.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #13
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I have made that modification to my cooler. What are you guys doing for the return from your Rims/Herms to the Mash Tun? Debating going through the side or the lid.
I have the return going through the wall of the cooler. To do this I soldered a 1/2" pipe coupling the same way as the valve/dip tube coupling. A loc-line return line from bobby_m inside and a camlock fitting outside to finish it off.

 
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