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Lonek 09-12-2007 02:39 PM

False Bottom Question?
I have a 10 gallon Rubbermaid Mash Tun and before everyone goes telling me to make my own (I have) I am thinking about buying a false bottom. But I'm wondering about the ones I see with the little copper elbow tube thing in the middle of the false bottom. What is that for??

Bobby_M 09-12-2007 02:44 PM

That's the dip tube. The false bottom goes below the level of the bulkhead drain so you need a way to connect that drain to the area beneath the false bottom to suck out all the liquid.

Evan! 09-12-2007 02:44 PM

The liquid travels through the false bottom, then up through a hole in the center of the false bottom; the elbow turns the path so that a tube can connect the path to the spigot opening. Like so (check out my mad cad skilz):


Lonek 09-12-2007 02:51 PM

Thanks for the drawing, helps a lot. So you have to have a pump or just siphoning works?

krispy d 09-12-2007 03:04 PM

gravity will create a siphon.

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