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Old 11-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
Aug 2009
st charles mo, mo
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i already have this only its not insulated yet and ive been using it as a fermenter.

i would like to incorporate this into my e brew build as the mash tun.

what are some insulation scenarios that have been proven to hold temps as well as a gott jug without heat additions?

i could just plumb a 120v element in it but i worry about scorching.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:15 AM   #2
Feb 2010
Western NY
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I use an insulated keggle for my mash tun. I used a fiberglass insulation that is used for insulating ductwork. It has a strong reinforced foil covering on one side. I cut it to fit with foil side out and covered the seems with metal tape. I just covered the sides of the keggle only. I spray the inside with hot water right before mashing in to preheat. Dump it before mashing in. I use a false bottom. It doesn't lose any degrees of heat during the mash. It works great. Hope this helps.

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Old 11-06-2012, 01:16 AM   #3
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I like how WortMonger did his.

Originally Posted by WortMonger View Post
I have two layers of bubble wrap (Reflectix) and then I coated mine with Line-X truck bed liner.

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