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Old 09-14-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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I am in the middle of compiling kegs to build my single tier rig. I looked around for false bottoms and have found a few and only one with a siphon hole.

I looked at Sabcos stuff, but man are they expensive...My friend has all sabco but anyway...

Can anyone out there recommend a god quality false bottom that isn't going to break my bank?

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Old 09-14-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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I think Midwest has one for $25.

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Being he mentioned Sabco Arturo, I think he is looking for one to fit a Keggle. At $39 with a dip tube included, this false bottom for a keggle from Midwest Supplies is the least expensive I have seen to date: 11" Sanke Stainless Steel False Bottom :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

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These are being sold on ebay for only $25. He also sells a folding one similar to the sabco one for $70. I have not bought from this guy to vouch for him or anything but I am probably going to buy the folding one in a few weeks once I get my 3rd keggle ready.
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Jaybird on HBT often sells his homemade FB's. I bought a full sized one that I use on my MT keggle and it works very well.

The Midwest cheap version has a 3/8" tube which might be restrictive if you are going to use March pumps. Having a full 15" hinged FB with 1/2" dip tube will increase flow/performance.

If you are a DIY'er and want to save $$$ you can modify this Amazon.com: Oxo Good Grips Splatter Screen with Folding Handle: Home & Garden I did one and used it several times and it works pretty well, I just decided I wanted one that was more robust.

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I have one like this from Northern Brewer that works well:

ABT Large Hole False Bottom - 1/2" hole, no elbow

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Being he mentioned Sabco Arturo, I think he is looking for one to fit a Keggle. At $39 with a dip tube included, this false bottom for a keggle from Midwest Supplies is the least expensive I have seen to date: 11" Sanke Stainless Steel False Bottom :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

This is the one to which I referred. 10", includes fitting. Don't see why it wouldn't work. Cheaper and allows you to use flex tube to the drain.
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This is the one to which I referred. 10", includes fitting. Don't see why it wouldn't work. Cheaper and allows you to use flex tube to the drain.
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That would work just fine also. The only drawback may be the 3/8" hose fitting.
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very cool guys thanks

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That would work just fine also. The only drawback may be the 3/8" hose fitting.
Agreed, but if you're using if in a mash tun it won't matter.
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