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Old 01-16-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
Dec 2007
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I've seen some pics of peoples home brew kits and some have water coolers being used. more specifically, gatorade type coolers. what exactly is that used for?

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Old 01-16-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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It's a MLT (Mash / Lauter Tun) used in AG (All Grain) brewing to mash the grains with hot water to make wort.

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Old 01-16-2008, 09:13 PM   #3
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Mashing grains depends on very precise (within a degree F) temperature control for a hour or more. Coolers are used as mash tuns because they combine ease of use, modification and insulation.
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