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Old 01-27-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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What is the best way to insulate a converted Sanke Mash Tun? I don't want to direct fire and would like to retain some heat.
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #2
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I would recomend minimum 1 2/2" thick Closed-Cell Foam sheets, similar to typical pipe insulation, in sheet form from a Plumbing supplier. Either that, or construct a shell around the keg with at least a 2" gap and fill with spray foam.

 
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:28 PM   #3
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Hot water heater insulation from HD :
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:02 AM   #4
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I recently bought this from:http://www.insulationworld.com
It's the same foam that MoorBeer uses on there conicals, I also use it my my sanke.

12680 ARMAFLEX sheet
1" THICK X 36" X 48"

It works great. You can use glue to attach, or I use zip ties. I use the keg for other reasons, depending on my batch size. I hope this helps.

 
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:19 PM   #5
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I am looking to insulate a keg mash tun.

Any updates here? How well does the hot water heater wrap work?

 
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:36 PM   #6
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Reflectix insulation from HomeDepot works well and is easy to install. If you are direct firing you would have to take precautions to avoid a burning melting mess.

 
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:12 PM   #7
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Reflectix insulation from HomeDepot works well and is easy to install. If you are direct firing you would have to take precautions to avoid a burning melting mess.
Yes, I will be direct firing

 
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:02 PM   #8
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Yes, I will be direct firing
The OP won't be direct firing. Check out BobbyM's thread on direct fired mashtun insulation....he's using mineral wool and aluminum sheet.

 
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:07 PM   #9
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The OP won't be direct firing. Check out BobbyM's thread on direct fired mashtun insulation....he's using mineral wool and aluminum sheet.
I saw that too but I am not as much of a handy man as Bobby, I don't have a riveter but........ I could always use one.

I am waiting on the report of how well it hold heat too.

 
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Ok, I was reading another post about electric blankets. How crazy of a idea would it be to use a electric blanket to surround the mash tun, crank it up and suround it again with a sleeping bag?

That should help hold the heat I am guessing.

 
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