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Old 12-27-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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I'm in the mitts of building a single tier brew stand. 3 kegs, 3 burners, and 1 pump. I have the tops cut off my kegs and I'm in the middle of drilling holes for the outlet valves.

I'm looking for a good cheap diy option for a false bottom. I found in my kitchen a collapsible vegetable steamer. Will this work? I will be using a dip tube with it from bargain fittings.

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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if the holes are to big what if i put something like this "inside" the veggie steamer?

http://www.amazon.com/LDR-501-3340-Stainless-Strainer/dp/B001FRRRQM/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1356617471&sr=8-6&keywords=stainless+steel+mesh

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There is a thread here somewhere, search may not help, but someone tried one of those steamers and as said the holes are too big.

or DYI one of these

http://www.amazon.com/Winco-MS3A-8D-Strainer-Double-Wooden/dp/B001VZERX4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1356617892&sr=8-4&keywords=stainless+steel+mesh+strainer

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There is a thread here somewhere, search may not help, but someone tried one of those steamers and as Dennis said the holes are too big.

or DYI one of these

http://www.amazon.com/Winco-MS3A-8D-Strainer-Double-Wooden/dp/B001VZERX4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1356617892&sr=8-4&keywords=stainless+steel+mesh+strainer
Yea I was thinking one inside the other for an extra layer or protecting from the grain crushing the mesh and an extra layer of filtration. thoughts?
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I have never made one, I just bought two 12" SS tube for 8usd per. Maybe someone else can help better than me. Good luck with the project. Cheers

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If you have kegs why don't make FB from top?
This is my version:





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That thing is sweeeeeet! Nice work!

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nice! What did you use to make the cuts? What size cutting wheel? And what did you use for the center to fit around the dip tube?

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You can always go the cheap and easy route, I get 85%+ efficiency with this....

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that looks like a heavy duty braid. Never get a stuck mash? Do you have a link for it or any buying information?

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