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tranquil_liza (68.42.12.17)
Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

besides looks....what would be the difference between a 10 gallon IGLOO cooler vs a 10 gallon RUBBERMAID cooler for the mashtun?

i don't think any brand name cooler is going to lose heat in 60 to 90 minutes. am i missing something?
 

Lennart Persson (216.165.226.121)
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 03:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have of of each but like the rubbermaid for 2 reasons. The lid id flat so you can put for example a carboy on top when racking or bottling. It was also very easy to put a 3/8" nipple throught the original gasket and add a stainless valve. Both loose quite a bit in temp if you brew outdoors for 90 minutes. I filled the lid of my Igloo cooler with polyurethan foam, the rubbermaid lid is very thing and most heat loss is vertical through the top. I still like the rubbermaid best.
 

Lennart Persson (216.165.226.121)
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 03:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

... one of each...
 

GREENPUS (214.3.17.38)
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2003 - 07:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From what I have heard the rubbermaid can handle the heat better then the Igloo. I have 2 10 gallon Igloos and haven't had a problem with the plastic warping yet.

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