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Old 09-19-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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and using a large grain bag. Aside from the button getting really hot when you drian into your boil kettle, are there any other major issues? I need to convert my round cooler (bazooka on the way) but would like to brew this afternoon.

 
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
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Send back the bazooka and go to your local Home Depot, Ace, Lowes, etc. spend less to get the parts needed and be up and running in no time.

 
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Got a folding steamer? When I use my unmodified cooler, I stick one of these in the bottom. It lifts the grain bag above the spigot, and prevents the sparge from getting stuck.



Take the center post out though.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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Great idea Revv...hadn't thought of that one.

 
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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Great idea Revv...hadn't thought of that one.
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