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Old 12-14-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Bazooka Screens... do you have one?

http://www.amazon.com/Bazooka-Screen.../dp/B003ISY2DC

What do you think of them? As good/better than a manifold or false bottom?

Also, importantly, do they stretch out and get thin if you acidentally pull on them with the mash paddle like toilet braids?
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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i got one, used it once. so far lauter is much easier (coming from a false bottom) and it filters "as good" as a false bottom.

they're pretty solid, it won't stretch.

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I use mine in the BK to filter hop pellets before going to my plate chiller

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$20 is high compared to Midwest at $16 and AHS at $17. Check around for cheaper screens.

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Old 12-15-2010, 03:22 PM   #5
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i got one, used it once. so far lauter is much easier (coming from a false bottom) and it filters "as good" as a false bottom.

they're pretty solid, it won't stretch.
Interesting...what was difficult about the false bottom?

FWIW, I have both and I think the OP will be happy with either. The screen is actually pretty burly....definitely cheaper than a FB.
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i've posted my frustration with it before.

never had that great of a lauter, jams up solid with any amount of wheat/adjuncts.

two weeks ago i had to abort the brewday; couldn't lauter because there was a ton of grain under the FB.

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I use in my 10G Rubbermaid MLT. I avg 72% efficiency, and have never had a stuck sparge (both fly and batch).

Also have one in my BK as a hop screen. works well, but gets clogged quickly and I have to scrape it to drain. I'm thinking I nice whirlpool and a rest would be better. I hate to have to expose my wort to air and stirring once cooled. Them wild yeasts are everywhere!

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I hate to have to expose my wort to air and stirring once cooled. Them wild yeasts are everywhere!
what? you want to oxygenate once the wort is cooled....
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motobrewer - are you saying the false bottom gives you trouble or the bazooka?

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false bottom gave me trouble.

look here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/firs...ortion-209960/

and here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/spar...d-help-200004/

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