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DIY Cooler Mash Tun

June 19, 2012 Leave a comment

I bought a 48 quart cooler for 10 dollars to make a mash tun. I want to do a modified brew in a bag followed by a batch sparge in the cooler to milk a bit more sugar out. I have been getting efficiency in the low 60s and below. It seems wasteful, and I don’t like the spinning and squeezing. I just want drop the hot bag o grains in the cooler and drain off more sweet wort, maybe pour a gallon or 2 hot water in the cooler or maybe not, either way, I think I’ll be more satisfied with less fuss and mess. It’ll just take a bit of set up. Yes, this marks my decline into gear…

A few links:

http://homebrewhead.com/2009/06/09/how-to-build-a-mash-tun-for-cheap/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Converting_a_cooler_to_a_mash_tun

how to put the valve and spout on http://releasethekrausen.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/the-birth-of-big-blue-how-to-build-a-diy-cooler-mash-tun/

http://jonflash.myweb.uga.edu/mashtun.html

http://www.mybrothersbrew.com/d-i-y-the-mash-tun/

 

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diy autosiphon

June 8, 2011 Leave a comment
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Wind Screen research

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

home brew talk has several wind screen ideas. hvac type tubular ducts, flashing riveted into a cylinder, “wash tub” with the bottom cut out, 2×4 and plywood 3 sided hinged screen, aluminum turkey roasting pan,

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Build a ferment cooler

November 12, 2009 Leave a comment
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