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Old 05-03-2011, 10:13 AM   #11
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What type of false bottom do you use in the rubbermaid? I have one and my efficiency isn't that high.

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Old 05-05-2011, 02:43 AM   #12
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What type of false bottom do you use in the rubbermaid? I have one and my efficiency isn't that high.
I used a 10" SS false bottom... I'm pretty sure it was this one:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/10-stainless-steel-false-bottom.html


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Old 06-02-2011, 05:44 PM   #13
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I used a 10" SS false bottom... I'm pretty sure it was this one:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/10-stainless-steel-false-bottom.html
I use something really similar. What size tubing do you use in your mash tun, and what size are your barbs? Just wondering if this is the difference. I get a pretty good efficiency, 75-78. Just wondering..
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Read up on yeast washing to get your costs even lower. I loving making small fast beers to keep my house yeast bank full. I can't even recall how many 5 gallon batches I've made off the last Wyeast 1968 I bought! You can probably push your efficiency up another 10 points or so too. That will further drop your costs. For an oft overlooked technique to fine tune efficiency check out my write up on graduating carboys in my signature.

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I use something really similar. What size tubing do you use in your mash tun, and what size are your barbs? Just wondering if this is the difference. I get a pretty good efficiency, 75-78. Just wondering..
Sorry it took me so long to answer, and I'm merely replying, not answering, because I have no idea of the answer - been deployed since January so I don't have access to my gear to take measurements.

I bought the MLT from midwest already assembled, as I could not find any 10 gal bev coolers local at the time and it was the same price to just buy their's already put together... that might help with the specs you're asking about. I've since built a RIMS to go with it (not used on the batch in this thread) and added a few other bells and whistles from bargain fittings (an analog thermometer and a return fitting for the RIMS). I think I brewed with it twice more before I moved and deployed... I have a lot of brewing to do when I get back next year!


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