Beer Brewing Equipment -- Mashtun
My mashtun is a 10 gallon Igloo cooler using a stainless steel hose braid as a strainer (thanks to Denny Conn for the idea) and a brass ball valve to control the flow. From the outside I've got a 3/8" hose barb fitting, a 90 degree street elbow and the brass ball valve. The ball valve shoulder tightens against a brass and a silicone washer, and is screwed into a brass nipple which passes through the hole in the cooler. On the inside, a second 3/8" hose barb fitting tightens against another brass and silicon washer. A short section of 3/8" silicone tubing fits over the hose barb, and the stainless hose braid is fitted over the tubing and clamped with a stainless hose clamp. At the back of the hose braid, it's turned over on itself a few turns, and a small piece of silicone tubing holds the end closed. The area in between is open.
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