Item #: Q78
Our Price: $69.99
In Stock, Will Ship On 05/28/2020.


This kit will convert all 10 gallon Igloo®, Rubbermaid®, and Gott® round water coolers into an insulated mash tun. Everything is included, the stainless false bottom, valve, connecting barbs, silicone seals, and tubing.

This includes our new more efficient false bottom with a wort pickup pipe that is held ¼" from the floor of the cooler for maximum efficiency, and a silicone lip for the false bottom to both securely seal it to the cooler bottom and prevent cooler scratches.

Just remove the valve from your existing 10 gallon cooler, and install the bulkhead and valve, and the inside false bottom and hose attachment.  Includes a 3/8" outlet hose barb.

As of August 10th, 2018, we have updated this to include a longer bulkhead, so the valve handle does not have a problem closing against the cooler.

Click here for assembly instructions.



Average Rating:
(based on 14 reviews)

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by William Basher
on 9/29/2019
from NY
Worked well with one exception
This cooler conversion kit worked really well. All the pieces were there and the false bottom worked great on my first brew with it. My only complaint, and it's not with the product itself, was that it's very difficult to get a good seal using a Rubbermaid cooler. I ended up getting some more Teflon tape, fender washers, and a gasket. It still leaked a little bit of water but once I started mashing it stopped. After reassembling about 15 times I was frustrated enough that I said I could live with the very small leak. Fortunately it stopped almost immediately with use. My recommendation is to get an igloo cost. 
by Jim
on 7/31/2019
from NY
Works well but has one annoying issue
Overall the conversion kit works well but the silicon lip that goes around the mesh edge does not stay on. Simply removing the false bottom can knock this off and it is a little difficult to put on. It is already showing signs of a slight tear. If the silicon lip had a larger or deeper design it would probably stay on.
by Eric B.
on 5/10/2019
from Georgia
False bottom
Excellent! Easy to install. Came with easy instructions. Great product. Not sure if you have it but you may want to do a quick two minute YouTube video on false bottom install to supplement the paper instructions. Just for us “men” who refuse to read directions! :)
by William Becker
on 8/4/2018
from IL
I can't get the gasket to stay on the strainer disk. 
by David Williams
on 5/8/2018
from Huntngton Beach , CA
Does exactly what it says it does.  After attempting to make a manifold system on an old cooler, I switched to this.  Best decision.  The only issue is that the valve drips.  I am still VERY happy with this and will probably get another.
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Frank Ferber
1/20/2019 7:31:36 AM
What is the dead space of the false bottom
The false bottom is 2 1/2 inches high in the middle. The dead space depends on the cooler. You can measure the dead space in your cooler by filling your cooler with the valve removed and fill it until water just starts to flow from the hole where the valve mounts.
9/24/2018 9:03:12 PM
Are all the valve components and fittings 100% stainless steel?
All are except the collar of the nut which holds the inner hose nipple for the bulkhead. This nut is nickel plated brass (FDA approved).
Tom Tibbets
12/9/2016 5:35:30 PM
Will this work with the 10 gal igloo coolers from Lowes?
We have not tried this, but based on the fact that this looks very similar to 10 gallon Igloo coolers we have tested, it will work.
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