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Old 02-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Hello,

This is a mash tun made from a plastic covered 50L keg.

The top has been removed and a bottom drain has been soldered in. The bottom drain consists of a 1/2" SS female elbow and 1/2" x 8" SS nipple. The photos show a 3-piece valve, but I'm going to keep it. Instead there will just be a 1/2" SS two-piece valve so you can put whatever connector or fitting you want on the end.

1/4" SS half-coupling soldered into the side to accept an RTD probe. It can be easily plugged for use without a thermometer.

Custom wrap made of reflectix consisting of three pieces: a wrap for the outside and covers for the lid and bottom.

Glass lid and a custom 15" 16-gauge SS hinged false bottom with handle. The handle is placed next to the hinge to make it easier to pull the false bottom up through the grain once you're finished mashing.

Not pictured is a nylon strap used to secure the insulation that I will include as well.

Everything is in excellent, lightly used condition. The mash tun will hold mash temp for over an hour.

$275 for everything.

Located near Hartford, CT. I'd prefer to sell local but I'll consider shipping for an extra fee...probably $30-40.

Thanks for looking!


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Old 02-06-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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Nice MT, what was your largest grain bill that you could fit into this? (at what grain/water ratio).
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just dropped $300 on a 20gal spike kettle and already have a keggle and blichmann mashtun, but damn!! that thing is pimped out!! hopefully you get what you're asking.
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The most that I've fit in there is 25-26 lbs at 1.5 qt/lb...I used steam injection for temp control, so it's thinner than necessary for other methods.

I think the dead space is about half a gallon, maybe less...so you could probably fit about 30 lbs to the brim at 1.25 qt/lb, but that will depend on your crush as well.

It's adequate if you making 10 gal session beers and 5 gal big beers. I set the temp probe coupler low enough so it can be used for 5 gal batches.
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I would be interested in the false bottom if you want to sell separate.
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Sorry this is a complete mash tun.


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