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Old 10-19-2007, 02:05 AM   #1
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Default $5 MLT Conversion

So, I just picked up a 48qt Igloo IceCube...about $15

I was thinking of how to convert it and just decided to go organic and walk around Lowes until it hit me...this is what I came out with



The heart of it...a 3/8" Comp w/Insert Watts #A-110. One side is just screwed into the little plastic spigot and the other end has 3/8" OD tubing...OH Important, I flipped the spigot around so that this would screw in.



Another shot, kinda blurry



Inside, SS braid held onto the small part of the spigot with a SS hose clamp.

So, it came out like this:

3/8" Comp Union $2.77
3' 3/8"OD Tubing $0.60
SS hose clamp $1

Guess that comes out less that $5 I already had the braid.

I hope this helps someone out there...

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Question: Without an operable spigot, how do you stop the flow? Just elevate the outlet tube above the top level of the mash?
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methinks yes
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methinks yes
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Inspired by this guy... http://cruisenews.net/brewing/infusion/page1.php

I do have one of those cheap hose clamp thingys if it's a pain

I'll be using it for the first time this weekend with my IPA
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Where the heck did you get that 48qt Cooler for $15?
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Walmart....

I think it was like $13 and some change
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Yep, if the hose is draped up and over like it is in the picture, it won't drain.
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makes me upset about my 10 gallon one I just got for $40........


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