Gott coolers vs Picnic Coolers

Gott coolers vs Picnic Coolers

Post by justi » Thu, 31 Jul 1997 04:00:00



 I need some information on which type of mash/lauter tun to use.  I was
considering using a 10 gallon gott drinking cooler.  I have heard that the
picnic coolers are good also.  I would like to know some of the pros and
cons for each type.  Also, has anyone had any experience with phil's
sparger.

 
 
 

Gott coolers vs Picnic Coolers

Post by Randy Kinsma » Thu, 31 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>  I need some information on which type of mash/lauter tun to use.  I was
> considering using a 10 gallon gott drinking cooler.  I have heard that the
> picnic coolers are good also.  I would like to know some of the pros and
> cons for each type.  Also, has anyone had any experience with phil's
> sparger.

Welcome to the world of coolers.
I am currently using a 10 gal. Gott with a Phil's Phalse bottom.  I love
it.  It ideal in all aspects.  I can mash up to about 35lbs of grain for
some huge beers.  It was easy to put together.  It is pre-insulated for
accurate mash temps.  The shape gives good mash bed depths etc.  I have
used an Easy masher before and liked it.  It worked great but, this is
even better.
There is my two cents worth,
        Happy shopping.
Randy Kinsman


 
 
 

Gott coolers vs Picnic Coolers

Post by John Rezabe » Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:00:00


If you are typically mashing 25 lbs. or less of grain, then the 10
gallon cylindrical cooler is probably a better choice. You can buy a
nice Phil's Phalse bottom for it (about $15 I think). I have a Phil's
sparge arm. It's arguably more for fun than for efficiency / brewing
excellence (makes a pleasing wree-wraw noise as it rotates). Might be
tough to use in a rectangular cooler.

A rectangular cooler will hold potentially more grain, but sprinkling
sparge water will require at least a little more effort, and I'm nearly
certain you'll have to provide your own manifold for collecting liquor.
Copper is a good choice. Someone here probably has some good plans on
their web page.

For my little 6-7 gallon batches, the 10-gallon Gott with the Phil's
appliances works great.

No affiliation with Listerman blah blah

Regards
John Rezabek

Quote:

>  I need some information on which type of mash/lauter tun to use.  I was
> considering using a 10 gallon gott drinking cooler.  I have heard that the
> picnic coolers are good also.  I would like to know some of the pros and
> cons for each type.  Also, has anyone had any experience with phil's
> sparger.

 
 
 

Gott coolers vs Picnic Coolers

Post by Bill Howar » Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:00:00


I've used both, and had about equal success with both.  It did seem to be
alittle more difficult to sparge in the picnic cooler, since you have more
of a surface area to spread the water over.  To answer the second part of
your question, I really love phil's sparger, especially with my 10 gallon
Gott cooler.  It completely takes the work out of sparging.

Bill




Quote:
>  I need some information on which type of mash/lauter tun to use.  I was
> considering using a 10 gallon gott drinking cooler.  I have heard that
the
> picnic coolers are good also.  I would like to know some of the pros and
> cons for each type.  Also, has anyone had any experience with phil's
> sparger.

 
 
 

Gott coolers vs Picnic Coolers

Post by Robert » Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:00:00


On Wed, 30 Jul 1997 11:57:15 -0500, "justin"

Quote:

> I need some information on which type of mash/lauter tun to use.  I was
>considering using a 10 gallon gott drinking cooler.  I have heard that the
>picnic coolers are good also.  I would like to know some of the pros and
>cons for each type.  Also, has anyone had any experience with phil's
>sparger.

My only comments on the gott/picnic cooler issue is that the gott,
(***maid), does better with heat than the picnic cooler and that
depending on the mash size you may get a deeper grain bed with the
gott.

I use the sparger by Phil and heartily recommend it.
Robert A.

5 gallon Corny Kegs (re-conditioned) - $16.00. See them at....

http://www.FoundCollection.com/~robertac

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