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Old 08-21-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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here's a simple one, drill a hole in the cooler, insert the weldless fitting, and insert brewmometer. is this going to screw up the cooler in some way? ruin the insulation maybe?

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Old 08-21-2007, 11:48 PM   #2
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It's been done, but I can't find a thread on here. Here is a link for parts to do it.

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Old 08-22-2007, 12:36 AM   #3
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I've drilled a cooler for one of the Thermo-thingies for an HLT. I still haven't gotten the thing to stop dripping. I didn't bother on my mashtun. I just measure temp at the beginning and end of mash. My 10 gal Rubbermaid cooler holds to a degree or two over an hour.
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