Jay Hersh's Gott Cooler Mash Tun

I obtained the following parts for converting a 5 gallon cylindrical
Gott (by Rubbermaid) brand water cooler.

   1. 3/8 inch right angle brass fitting. This has 3/8 inch male threads
      on one side and a 3/8 inch compression fitting on the other.
   2. 6 feet of 3/8 inch copper coil
   3. a 3/8 inch right angle spigot. The kind you find under your sink
      and in any good hardware store that carries plumbing supplies. It
      has an oval handle on it, a 3/8 inch female thread and a 3/8 inch
      compression fitting
   4. a rubber washer to go around the 3/8 inch male threading of (1)
   5. a 6.7 gallon nylon mesh grain bag from a homebrew supply shop 

So what you do is first unsrew the spigot in the cylindrical cooler. Cut
slots or drill holes every 1/4 inch along the length of the 6 ft copper
coil and pinch the end that is in the inside of the coil closed. You put
the coil into the compression fitting side of the brass right angle
fitting and put the male thread sticking out of the cooler where the
original spigot once was so that the copper coil is seated on the bottom
of the cooler and the 3/8 male thread sticks out of the cooler. Then you
put the washer around the 3/8 inch male thread and screw the right angle
spigot onto it. You seat the grain bag in the cooler, and you're done....

a stainless steel collander that sits in the top of the cooler to
disperse sparge water is a nice addition to this set up as well.

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