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deerelk4x4

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Mash Tuns Problems
« on: November 19, 2006, 04:25:42 PM »
I have created a mush tun, as shown below, from a coleman 28-Qt cooler.  Unfortuanely it didn't have a drain spout in it so I had to make my own.  now I have a problem of leakage from my drain line hole, that cases me to lose about a gallon of sweet wort during my mashing process.  Any help with sealing up my tun would be greatly appreciated.  I have tried a submersible silisone for food grade use and that didn't seem to work at all.  I still lose fluids.  I really want a good working tun, without having to go buy another unit.

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Re: Mash Tuns Problems
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006, 01:10:17 AM »
Into the cooler must be a ring

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Re: Mash Tuns Problems
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006, 07:42:08 AM »
You really want to use a mechanical fitting to pass thru the cooler.

This is on another board but here are pictures of doing what you want to do.

http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=34993&st=149&p=435377&#entry435377

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Re: Mash Tuns Problems
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006, 10:59:50 AM »
I think you may have drilled your hole too close to the bottom curvature of the tun. I would suggest a mechanical type fitting like above and gaskets and Good luck.

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Re: Mash Tuns Problems
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 11:20:48 PM »
Thanks for the input.  I will see what I can do with the tun I have for my next batch.  If the leak doesn't stop, then onward and upward to a bigger and better unit. (Thanks bonjour for the cross link and to Frugal for the insight of my hole placement.)

 

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