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Old 04-13-2011, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default New False bottom and kettle drain

Just about finished some upgrades on my system, figured id show my hard work off. My best estimate is I drilled at least 3k holes for the false bottom. I had to grind off the burs and then drill them all again to clean them out. Needless to say iv learned my lesson and wont be doing it again haha.

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:58 AM   #2
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holy...

how long did that FB take you? Looks good.

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Old 04-13-2011, 03:25 AM   #3
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Wow, I applaud your effort. I have thought about tackling this many times...just haven't gotten over the mental barrier yet lol.

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:23 AM   #4
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Haha yah....i dont know if i knew then what i know now if i woulda done it. It took probably 5 hours of drilling and at least an hour of grinding and sanding it clean. It fits perfectly into my MT though, hoping to get a brew off tomorrow to see how it works. Decent weather has made it hard to keep my light beers on tap, so this downtime is kinda hurting a bit haha.

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:46 PM   #5
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It took probably 5 hours of drilling and at least an hour of grinding and sanding it clean.
That's what she said.

Looks good, I plan on doing bottom drain keggles as well.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:59 AM   #6
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The new Fb just had its maiden voyage today, actually the boil is just ramping up as i type. Worked marvelously, but i may need to rethink my herms.

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You drilled 2816 holes...I counted.

Just kidding, both look great though!

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