My Converted Cooler Mash Tun: Igloo Ice Cube 60qt (video)

My Converted Igloo Ice Cube Cooler Mash Tun

I started all grain brewing about two years ago with the Brew in A Bag (BIAB) technique and I’ve had great success with that over the years. There have been two occasions though were I wanted to brew five gallons of beer and BIAB just isn’t the best option for that. I had an Igloo Ice Cube Cooler that I purchased to keep my carboy cool during the hot summer months, so I thought why not convert it once again to use as a mash tun. Watch the video to see the full details of my converted cooler and let me know what you think.

The original design for my cooler came from a forum post on . If you have any questions or need tips please leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you right away. Cheers!

Lengths of CPVC tubing:
2 – 11 3/4″
2 – 5 1/2″
4 – 3 3/4″
1 – 5 3/4″
1 – 3″
5 – Elbows
3 – T Connectors
1 – Threaded Adapter

PS My apologizes for my monotone voice I am feeling very under the weather so this is as animated as I can get right now.

Igloo Ice Cube Mash Tun

About Irving

I'm just a guy who has a passion for good beer. Over the past few years I've been making it a point to introduce my friends to good quality beer and now, all of you. There's a world beyond cold activated cans, clydesdales, green bottles and Mexican clear bottled beer, you just need to tap that keg. Stay thirsty but stay different.


  1. Mrs. Kegtap says:

    Very crafty, good job.

  2. What does your sparge arm look like for that igloo cube?

    • I do not use a sparge arm. I use a colander and a 1/2 cup measuring cup but honestly that’s super time and tedious so I switched to batch sparge not too long ago. If you find one around the web please let me know, would love to hear about it.

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