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I am looking to buy a igloo cooler for a mash tun. I am seeing a few types , they look no different but have different part numbers , can I get some help on which to buy? are some not recommended for hot water? Im concerned about leaching. Both these coolers look EXACTLY the same. 2 different part numbers and the one that says heat stress is more expensive , which is ok if its better.
heres 1 cooler
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00002N6SB/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20

and number 2
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KZPCRS/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20
 
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Do you have a Home Depot near you? I saw 10 gallon water coolers there recently for $45 or less.
 
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Im concerned about which coolers are best for hot liquids , most seem to be for cold fluids only. I dont want to buy a chemical leaching cooler just because its cheap.
 

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I have 2 of them, one for mash and other is my HLT. Been using them for over 5 years no prob
 

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I think "heat stress" is referring to keeping cool water available for the D-lineman during practice when it is 95 degrees out, NOT heat stressing during a mash-out. Either is fine, just don't shock it with boiling water to preheat.

I don't think you can buy a "chemical leaching" cooler at any price, but that is just my opinion, stainless perhaps?

if you are concerned about the plastics in coolers leeching chemicals(which I think that they do) then you must abandon the cooler route and go with a metal mash tun.
Facts or opinion?
 

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Im concerned about which coolers are best for hot liquids , most seem to be for cold fluids only. I dont want to buy a chemical leaching cooler just because its cheap.

if you are concerned about the plastics in coolers leeching chemicals(which I think that they do) then you must abandon the cooler route and go with a metal mash tun.
 
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anyone know if there's a difference between the orange igloo coolers and the industrial yellow coolers, Im thinking the industrial is just tougher on the outside. probably has the same interior lining?
 

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BrutalBrew said:
I am looking to buy a igloo cooler for a mash tun. I am seeing a few types , they look no different but have different part numbers , can I get some help on which to buy? are some not recommended for hot water? Im concerned about leaching. Both these coolers look EXACTLY the same. 2 different part numbers and the one that says heat stress is more expensive , which is ok if its better.
heres 1 cooler
http://www.amazon.com/Igloo-4101-10gal-Industrial-Cooler/dp/B00002N6SB/ref=sr_1_15?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1363223516&sr=1-15&keywords=beverage+cooler

and number 2
http://www.amazon.com/Igloo-Stress-Solution-Coolers-385-48154/dp/B003KZPCRS/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_t_3_QBE4
I believe that the difference in price and descriptions is related to the vendors. Both are sold through Amazon, but Amazon is a broker here. You have two different vendors selling the same product. They have chosen to give differing descriptions. That is my opinion.
 
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BrutalBrew said:
anyone know if there's a difference between the orange igloo coolers and the industrial yellow coolers, Im thinking the industrial is just tougher on the outside. probably has the same interior lining?
That would be my guess! Mark
 
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