50qt Igloo MLT $25

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Shopko has the Igloo 50qt Marine Cube ice chest on clearance right now for $24.99. Makes a nifty mash/lauter tun that comes with beer holders. Here it is in action during the protien rest of todays Bock.

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So far, so good. Pre heated and haven't lost but .5 degrees in an hour.
 

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Very cool. Do you have a braid or a manifold?
 

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Is this also the one that people have been using as a Lagering tank?
 

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Quick question,

What it the approx wall thickness where the valve is installed? I haven't drilled mine yet and I want to figgure out how long (short) of a nipple I need.

I bought that cooler with a $10 off any purchase from Dick's sporting goods. Final price was 19.99.
 

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camiller said:
Quick question,

What it the approx wall thickness where the valve is installed? I haven't drilled mine yet and I want to figgure out how long (short) of a nipple I need.

I bought that cooler with a $10 off any purchase from Dick's sporting goods. Final price was 19.99.
Don't drill your cooler out! Remove the drain valve. There should be a nut on the inside of the cooler. Place the new ball valve where the old drain was.

There are kits or you can get parts from a hardware or big box building supply store.
 
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I'm using a SS braid. Works pretty good, though I keep catching it with the mash paddle because it doesn't sit tight to the bottom with a thin mash (1.5 qts/lb). These coolers do not have a drain installed from the factory. They do have a depression in the bottom of the cooler and a recessed area on the outside that is perfect to install your own valve set up. Wall thickness is about 3/16" at this point.
 

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ScoutMan said:
I'm using a SS braid. Works pretty good, though I keep catching it with the mash paddle because it doesn't sit tight to the bottom with a thin mash (1.5 qts/lb). These coolers do not have a drain installed from the factory. They do have a depression in the bottom of the cooler and a recessed area on the outside that is perfect to install your own valve set up. Wall thickness is about 3/16" at this point.

Thanks ScoutMan. I'm guessing I should just get the shortest nipple I can then. I'm probably going to get all the parts tomorrow. Hoping that for my next brew day I'll be doing a all-grain Fat Tire clone.
 

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camiller said:
Quick question,

What it the approx wall thickness where the valve is installed? I haven't drilled mine yet and I want to figgure out how long (short) of a nipple I need.

I bought that cooler with a $10 off any purchase from Dick's sporting goods. Final price was 19.99.

Where did you find/get the coupon?
 
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camiller said:
Thanks ScoutMan. I'm guessing I should just get the shortest nipple I can then. I'm probably going to get all the parts tomorrow. Hoping that for my next brew day I'll be doing a all-grain Fat Tire clone.
I used a 1 inch nipple, drilled a 11/16" hole, and made up the difference on the inside with brass washers. I couldn't find any SS locally.
 

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Is this the largest of the coolers people use for mashing? I have a 10-gallon gott mash tun, and it just isn't cutting it for 10-gallon batched with OG's higher than about 1.060.
 
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