After about 20 extract batches, I'd like to upgrade to all grain, but I'm on a budget. On the very helpful advice of several members of this forum, I purchased an Igloo 10 galloon cooler at a very reasonable price.
Then I started asking aroung about the cheapest way to convert this cooler to a mash tun. I emailed Midwest (not hawking Midwest but they've been very helpful to me) asking about their cheapest cooler conversion kit.
To my suprise, customer service suggested several options. One suprised me. They suggested putting this grain bag
inside the cooler. When finished, you just lift out the bag (I realize it's going to be heavy) and just siphoning out the wort when I'm done with the mash in and sparge.
1. This would work, right?
2. Is there reason you couldnt drain the run off through the spigot the cooler came with into a pail
3. What would you have to be careful to avoid?
4. Is this BIAB? If not, how does it differ?
Thanks for all your help. This forum rocks!