Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 41
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ck1981 Mash tun conversion
Picked this up today with all parts to convert to a mash tun. Took about an hour start to finish, works great holds temp like a champ! Don't wast your money on permade cooler tun at brew shop when you can get this cooler at the depot along with all the hardware for a minium one third the cost of pre made cooler tun. Works awesome! Very happy I did it!!
April 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 6StringJams Converted Mash Tun
This is a newer style of cooler than what they use to sell. This newer style has a larger opening after the spout is removed. Not a big deal, had to source some different hardware and rubber washers to make this work with a standard ball valve as a cooler mash tun for homebrewing, but once I got it outfitted with the different hardware, this thing works like a dream. Will hold my mash temp and only lose about 1 degree over my typical 60-90 minute mash time. You will need rubber washers (not those rubber O rings that come with most ball valves, those are too small and will pass right through the opening) and at least a 1.5" threaded nipple to make it work.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CircleHBrothers Great Mash Tun
My wife got this cooler for me for Christmas to convert into a mash/lauter tun for homebrewing beer. I need a container that can hold up to 17lbs of grain and up to 5 gallons of water, and this is just right. I also needed a vessel that would maintain a constant temperature between 148*-154*F for at least 60 minutes and this cooler does the job perfectly. During my last batch, I steeped my grains for 60min at 150* and didn't lose a single degree during the entire process. I removed the spigot at the bottom and installed a 1/2" brass ball valve so I could control the flow coming out of the cooler, and so I could build and attach a filtering manifold in the bottom of the cooler so the grain would be filtered out. This works amazing. I'm thinking of getting another one just to hold hot water.
January 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goose Great Mash Tun
Stopped and pick on up last night and all the fittings to make a Mash Tun for brewing. This same setup online goes for over $120, built my own for 59 bucks! holds temp, did not lose a single degree. Very happy!
November 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeff Nice cooler
Perfect for my needs. Using it for a mash tun in the beer making process.
June 12, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bd123 Lid flies off
Not even worth a star. This cooler is pointless. We used it twice and the 2nd time the lid flew off and was lost while in the back of a truck. My husband made sure that it was tightened as tight as possible. They of course won't sell you a lid and now except us to buy a new one. We'll, we will no longer be buying rubbermaid products.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0��by Chris Great Mash Tun!
Bought this and fittings at HD to make a Mash Tun for homebrewing beer. Works great, holds temp within a 4-5F range over a 90 minute mash.
May 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chip Great mash tun!
Sorry soccer moms, this little cooler is destined for a greater purpose than dispensing Gatorade: making beer! As per the previous reviewer, installed a 1/2" brass ball valve and a straining bazooka screen (google it). Maintains a perfectly constant temperature over an hour which is exactly what is needed. Reasonably priced too! Very happy indeed.
January 31, 2012