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Old 12-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hey all. I am curious about tying to mash in a keggle. All of the false bottoms that I have seen have a piece of pipe that connect up to the ball valve. That's against gravity? Do you need a pump to do it, or am I missing something?

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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One word: Siphon

It's the same effect as when you are racking beer out of a carboy, the liquid can flow up as long as it is eventually flowing lower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siphon

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #3
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That's what I was thinking, but wasn't sure. Thanks!

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Or you can flip the keg over and bottom drain it.

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if you have HERMS, RIMS, insulation or some other way to keep the heat in the keggle, i am 100% on board with bottom drain + false bottom with no hole. 100% return of liquid, clean in place capable, no need for dip tubes.

my experience with a keggle mash tun is that it won't hold temps without some other way to heat the mash.

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