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5g Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit - Cooler NOT included
5g Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit - Cooler NOT included


 
Our Price: $58.00

Quantity in Stock:9

Product Code: COOLERMASHFB5


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Description
 
This kit will turn a 5 gallon round cooler into mash tun using all stainless high flow components.

The parts included in this kit are:
  • 9" domed stainless steel false bottom with our upgrade large ID connection elbow.
  • 6" of 1/2" ID silicone tubing
  • One-piece machined bulkhead with interior barb (Model: TrueBulkheadBarb)
  • 2pc Ball valve (upgradable to 3pc)
  • Note, this kit does NOT include a hose barb or camlock type F as shown in the pictures. Please select a hose connection fitting from the accessory list on the right.



What makes our kit different than the competition? Ugh, now we have to brag just a little. The bulkhead we include in this kit is custom machined out of hex bar stock to our exact specifications making it extremely simple to install and leak free from day one. It's not a bunch of off the shelf parts made with half a roll of teflon tape. We also use a high flow elbow connector at the false bottom which also features a custom made smooth bore retainer. Long story short, we've held off on offering cooler false bottom kits for a long time until we had all the high end components described here.


Install Requirements:

Bulkhead/Drain:

Remove the stock spigot from the cooler. Remove the locknut and metal washer from the TrueBulkheadBarb bulkhead leaving the red oring in place. Insert through the hole in the cooler from the inside. Install the metal washer and locknut on the outside. Holding the interior hex with one of the points facing upwards, tighten the exterior locknut nice and snug. Apply teflon tape on the exterior threads and thread ball valve on. Note: The oring that comes preinstalled on the bulkhead is excellent for drain holes closer to 13/16" which is a close fit on the male threads. If the hole in your cooler is 7/8" or even up to 1" in diameter such as in the Rubbermaid brand coolers, the use of a larger flat gasket is necessary. When you select the Rubbermaid cooler in the drop down, we will send the flat gasket.

The seal and locknut assembly is completely separate from the ball valve attachment. You will see a section of threads between the nut and ball valve and this is normal.


False Bottom:

Lay the false bottom down inside your cooler and get it generally centered with the barbed side of the fitting facing toward your bulkhead. Measure the distance between the two barbs and include the length of the barbs also. Cut a piece of the included 1/2" ID silicone tubing and push it over both barbs. As long as you don't cut the tubing too short, you should have a snug enough fit that hose clamps are not required. Of course, if you use a gorilla as a mash paddle wielding assistant, you may want to use hose clamps to keep from disconnecting the tubing in the middle of the brew day.
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Accessories
CDN Digital Thermometer DTQ450X
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CDN Digital Thermometer DTQ450X
Camlock Quick Disconnects - Cam F
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Camlock Quick Disconnects  - Cam F
Hose Barb, 1/2" Male NPT x 1/2" Hose ID
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Hose Barb, 1/2" Male NPT x 1/2" Hose ID
Kit Ball Valve Upgrade - 2pc to 3pc (use only if ordering kit with 2pc Valve as standard)
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Kit Ball Valve Upgrade - 2pc to 3pc (use only if ordering kit with 2pc Valve as standard)
Hose Barb, 1/2" Male NPT x 5/8" Hose ID
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Weldless Probe Compression Fitting for Coolers PCOMP3
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Excellent quality December 2, 2015
Reviewer: Chad Ramey from Austin, TX United States  
Fits perfectly in my igloo cooler from home depot.  Note that it does not come with the 1/2 NPT Camlock QD fitting on the end that shows in the example picture.

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