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Old 12-27-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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I was looking into converting a 10 gal cooler to a mash tun and wanted to use a false bottom. I was going to probably go with "Jays false bottom" and I was wondering how exactly you would connect that or something similar to the ball valve? Are there specific fittings you need to have?

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Old 12-27-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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The false bottom doesn't actually connect to the ball valve. You'll need a siphon tube to go through the false bottom to the bottom of your cooler. I've used a false bottom, but with coolers, I prefer to use just a manifold instead.

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I have my false bottom connected with a copper pickup tube:




I am not sure what suthrncomfrt1884 means by a siphon tube, but maybe it is similiar to mine.

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I am not sure what suthrncomfrt1884 means by a siphon tube, but maybe it is similiar to mine.
Siphon tube/Pick up tube, same thing.
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