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Old 09-06-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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I am trying to go all-grain and recently purchased a false bottom for my 10 gallon cooler. When I got the false bottom, I noticed that it is distorted and does not fit tightly to he bottom of the cooler. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to bring it back into shape?

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:53 AM   #2
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You're going to have to try and bend it back into shape somehow. If you're not handy, find a neighbor or freind that is. I'd make that false bottom my bitch.
Either that or take/send it back.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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I put a large weight on top of the false bottom lying on a flat surface. I figure with time, it will remove the distortion.

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I'd ask the supplier to replace it for one that isn't damaged.

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I cut out a plastic pail top to fit my false bottom and secured it with little computer screws. It disassembles easily for cleaning and works perfectly. No way for grains to get under the false bottom and clog the outlet.

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