Originally Posted by mcl
I have the same false bottom with a bottom drain. I already trimmed the supports a bit and now have 2 gallons bellow the FB. I will probably try and get that to 1 to 1.5. This seems to be more of an issue with a 5 Gal batch.
Agree 100% with you on the 5 gal batch size being biggest contributor to efficiency woes (with our style false bottom).
Not enough liquid to go around with that large of a "dead" space in a 5 gal batch.
Just gotta get creative with ways to make it work with 5 gallon batches but it can be done.
What is your average efficiency?
I liked the idea I saw in an earlier post in this thread about submerging objects in the gap to help lower the volume of water needed to reach the false bottom. I just cant think of what would work well?