Mash Tun shopping list

A trip to the store.

  • Stainless Steel braided line: $9.49
  • 1/2″ brass close nipple: $2.58
  • 2 – 1/2″ washers: $0.74
  • 1/2″ to 3/8″ compression fitting: $2.39
  • 10 gallon HDPE drinking cooler: $39.97
  • 1/2″ brass valve: $5.77

So, for $60, I have an assembled 10 gallon insulated mash tun. I’m still uncertain if the braided stainless steel is the way to go, but I’m thinking it’ll work well enough compared to a false bottom or scored manifold.

I ended up using a compression fitting to connect to one end of the braided line, which meant I didn’t have to sweat any copper joints. Plus, copper is so expensive right now that even small sections of coiled copper have security tags attached.

Next: assembly….

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