Originally Posted by ziggy13
So for that false bottom I need a male barb to connect to the inside of my ball valve and a length of high temp tubing? I guess I was under the impression the false bottom just sat there and the water passed through to the bottom and out the ball valve. Didn't realize there was tubing needed.
I think you've almost got it. The domed false bottom creates an area of filtered wort underneath the grain bed. The 90 degree barb in the center of the false bottom connects to the male barb on the back of your ball valve via the high temp tubing. You then suck the wort out of that cavity. The dome is only about 1/2" tall so there shouldn't be much for wasted wort...
Also, the length of high temp tubing was about 5 inches in my case...