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Old 03-14-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy a igloo cooler for a mash tun. I am seeing a few types , they look no different but have different part numbers , can I get some help on which to buy? are some not recommended for hot water? Im concerned about leaching. Both these coolers look EXACTLY the same. 2 different part numbers and the one that says heat stress is more expensive , which is ok if its better.
heres 1 cooler
http://www.amazon.com/Igloo-4101-10g...everage+cooler

and number 2
http://www.amazon.com/Igloo-Stress-S..._se_p_t_3_QBE4


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Old 03-14-2013, 01:36 AM   #2
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Do you have a Home Depot near you? I saw 10 gallon water coolers there recently for $45 or less.


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Old 03-14-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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Do you have a Home Depot near you? I saw 10 gallon water coolers there recently for $45 or less.
Best way to do it....and you can get all the fittings etc at Home Depot as well.

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Old 03-14-2013, 01:40 AM   #4
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Im concerned about which coolers are best for hot liquids , most seem to be for cold fluids only. I dont want to buy a chemical leaching cooler just because its cheap.
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costa mesa , i used to live around wilson and harbor. cool
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I have 2 of them, one for mash and other is my HLT. Been using them for over 5 years no prob

 
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I think "heat stress" is referring to keeping cool water available for the D-lineman during practice when it is 95 degrees out, NOT heat stressing during a mash-out. Either is fine, just don't shock it with boiling water to preheat.

I don't think you can buy a "chemical leaching" cooler at any price, but that is just my opinion, stainless perhaps?

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if you are concerned about the plastics in coolers leeching chemicals(which I think that they do) then you must abandon the cooler route and go with a metal mash tun.
Facts or opinion?

 
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Im concerned about which coolers are best for hot liquids , most seem to be for cold fluids only. I dont want to buy a chemical leaching cooler just because its cheap.

if you are concerned about the plastics in coolers leeching chemicals(which I think that they do) then you must abandon the cooler route and go with a metal mash tun.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:43 AM   #9
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Northern Brewer has 1 for almost $90. Only difference is it doesn't have "Home Depot" printed on it otherwise no difference.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...al-cooler.html

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:16 AM   #10
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anyone know if there's a difference between the orange igloo coolers and the industrial yellow coolers, Im thinking the industrial is just tougher on the outside. probably has the same interior lining?


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