no this is not another replication of the various igloo cube builds.
I hope this adds a bit different view: I digged into the cube threads
thus I wanted to increase mash capacity for big beers. In the mix of
stainless braids, cpvc or copper manifolds, or the few false bottoms, this is
what I came up with.
1/2" port brass valve with rotated lever handle. Other wise the handle gets stucked at the cube. Part of the original igloo is used as a washer. Teflontapped 1" brass nipple piece inside. 1/2" quick disconnect from McMasters.
1/2" female cpvc connection with the two washer/rubber gasket.
with a copper 90deg elbow and the custom cut stainless steel false bottom.
I will extend from the elbow with a 1/2" copper tube through the false bottom. But before that I will replace the book with a set of 6-32 x3/4" stainleass screws to maintain enough space under the false bottom. the original idea was to add a braid eventually.... I might opt out to 6-32 1/2" or shorter after some testing.
Well, I think I am done and ready to run MLT2.0
"dip tube" with 1/2" elbow and a short piece of copper pipe.
I use the copper scrubby similar to the stainless steel braid in other threads. In fact is covers the (too wide cut-out in the false bottom) and should "filter" some of the loose grain which might get passed the false bottom etc.
False bottom with a series of #6 x 3/4" scews as spacers (and a good scrubbing with Barkeeper's friend).
Might be too much space but rough measures of 11X15" and with the tube in 45deg angle (causing a 3/8" inlet height) I get about 62 cubicinch (0.27gal) deadspace - acceptable.
A different dip tube would reduce this space for sure. But I'm ok with it for right now.
and here the whole thing. You can see how the scrubby is around the tube and even sticks out a bit to close the really bad cut out.
in the top corner you can see a screw upsidedown enabling to pull the falsebottom out of the cooler (might change this to an eye-bolt)
MLT2.0 will get a bath with PBW and hot water soon - ready for the next brew day!
any thoughts and comments?