Originally Posted by Gartywood
For the mash tun a false bottom is the best option for using with a dip tube. For the boil kettle you have a few options. The first option is since you are using that hop spider don't worry about separating trub let it go to the fmenter and it will settle out. The second option is to install some sort of a screen around the dip tube. I used to have a giant tea ball that I got off amazon around mine. Now I don't worry about the trub and use a stainless hop basket to keep the hop pellets out of my plate chiller.
I think I might do what you suggest for the BK dip tube - putting a screen of some sort around it as I worry about trub clogging up the plate chiller.
That all being said - 3 dip tubes plus a false bottom = $100 - $150, and I have been buying more and more stuff to add to my system without having actually brewed on it first. So I think I will do a batch or two accepting some liquid loss using the kettlescreens, and then go the dip tube route once I have a bit more $.
Thanks for the replies everyone!