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geoffski123 05-15-2012 12:25 AM

False bottom for keggle questions....
 
Im fixing to start converting my Keggles and was just wondering if a false bottom is necessarily the way to go, or could i just use the same set up i have in my cooler mash tun. I have a stainless steel braided hose set up. Any input is appreciated, thanks....:mug:

geoffski123 05-15-2012 12:29 AM

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Golddiggie 05-15-2012 12:31 AM

IMO/IME, a false bottom (especially one from NorCal/Jaybird) is the way to go. I have one of the 15" with the hinge, handle, and hole from them and it works excellent.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...TunInside2.jpg

Of course, I only have the false bottom in my mash tun keg, not the boil keggle... :D

BTW, the false bottom means the entire diameter of the keg is your manifold/filter element. Not just one hose running a short distance.

petep1980 05-15-2012 12:44 AM

I got one from Jaybird like a year ago and haven't used it yet. I use a bazooka screen which I suppose will get broken some day from the coil.

I question the necessity of the false bottom for keggle vs a bazooka screen for boil.

Golddiggie 05-15-2012 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by petep1980 (Post 4086303)
I got one from Jaybird like a year ago and haven't used it yet. I use a bazooka screen which I suppose will get broken some day from the coil.

I question the necessity of the false bottom for keggle vs a bazooka screen for boil.

I have nothing in my boil keggle... I do use a hop spider, so it keeps the hop matter to a bare minimum (at worst).


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