mash tun - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > mash tun

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
jefferym09
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Damascus, Oregon
Posts: 116


My question is simple. for making a mash tun, should i use a 10 gallon Square cooler, or round cooler. Ya know like the ones they use at kids soccer games...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #2
Pickledout686
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Murrieta, Ca
Posts: 10

I have a 10 gal round one that I got from Home Depot, works great. Realistically you can use either kind as long as it can hold heat in

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 02:32 AM   #3
Gtrman13
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Greenville, SC
Posts: 235
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Round has worked great for me.
__________________
Uhhhm...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 03:04 AM   #4
xdalisx
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
xdalisx's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 161
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts


I use round, but you can use any shape as long as it holds heat.
__________________
On Deck Northeast IPA
On Deck Toasted Coconut Milk Stout
Fermenting Maris Otter & Mosaic SMaSH
Kegged Session IPA
Kegged Creme Brulee Stout

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 01:51 PM   #5
ktblunden
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
ktblunden's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Lancaster, CA
Posts: 1,973
Liked 340 Times on 208 Posts


I got a round one for free, so that's what I use. If I had gotten a square on for free I'd be using that one instead. It should be noted that there are a lot more products ready made for the round ones, but if you're going the diy route it doesn't matter.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
RainyDay
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Seattle
Posts: 539
Liked 42 Times on 31 Posts


I use a rectangle while a buddy of mine uses the cylinder. He loses less water due to dead space than I do.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
RainyDay
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Seattle
Posts: 539
Liked 42 Times on 31 Posts


Sent too soon. I meant to add that I love my tun and have not had any issues or stuck sparges at all, and get around 70% efficiency consistently.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
RobertRGeorge
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Nelson, Bc
Posts: 537
Liked 49 Times on 39 Posts


With the round cooler you can get a Phil's Phalse Bottom that will work great, instead of having to construct a manifold for the bottom.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 08:14 PM   #9
BrewWhat
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Tennessee
Posts: 64
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I have a 10 gallon round tun. I've done a 22 lb grain bill in it before. But that was just about all it will hold. It had mash about 1 1/2 inches from the top.
__________________
Beer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #10
logdrum
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
North Olmsted, Ohio
Posts: 928
Liked 60 Times on 53 Posts


I went back to my rectangle due to consistently stuck sparges. The round holds heat a bit better; I now use it as my HLT

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
30 min vs 60 min Mash and infusion vs step mash Taco29wps General Beer Discussion 14 08-28-2012 11:38 PM
Need help with mash efficiecy and mash Ph Loneleigh General Beer Discussion 5 03-14-2012 08:00 PM
Mash tun or mash toon jpinetti General Beer Discussion 18 07-26-2011 09:03 PM
Mini mash vs. All grain - Mini Mash wins Grinder12000 General Beer Discussion 48 03-30-2010 11:22 AM
To Mash Or Not To Mash? - That Is The Question gibfried General Beer Discussion 6 09-10-2005 02:34 AM


Forum Jump