Originally Posted by crags9
So for my birthday the wife got me a 13" False Bottom from JayBird's website for my 10 Gallon Rubbermaid Mash Tun. The false bottom does not have a hole in the middle for a dip tube, but rather sits on top of a stand, leaving it about 2" above the bottom of my cooler. My question is do I need some type of dip tube coming off of my coupler on the inside of the cooler? I'm just a little confused.... Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Here is a link to the false bottom: False Bottom - 13" (with Stand) for 10 Gallon Picnic Cooler - MORE INFO
Yep that was designed to sit above the spigot so you don't need a dip tube saving you the $25.99. The bottom of your spigot should be less than 1" above the bottom of your cooler leaving behind about 12-16oz of low gravity wort. You do have a few options to drop the drain. A stainless street 90* and a close nipple will work as a great diptube and get your outlet down all the way to the bottom. We use it all the time in the store for customers who have flat bottom kettles. Its fairly cheep, about $10.00 and its easy. A diptube will work but its a true custom job because I have to bend the 90 and then cut it off short at an angle that we really just have to guess at for you. I can do it so if you want to go that route let me know we can work out some kind of deal for shipping for you.
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