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Old 06-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #101
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Aquenne, Can you please explain what we're looking at. What did you make the edge out of? I assume the copper tube goes to the spigot on your keggle, correct? Finally, what did you use to smooth off your cuts and holes. I made something similar and I am always snagging my BIAB bag on it.

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No problem.

So this FB sits the way it looks in the pic.. The slits were cut with a thin wheel grinder disc (1/8th thk).. the holes were .096, drilled on a drill press.
To smooth, I just took a non-metallic grinder pad to it to remove any bits of metal stick hanging loose, and then buffed it on a brass wheel on a bench grinder..

thats about it.. there are 2 large stainless washer covering the large hole from the sanke coupler from either side.. they are about 1.25" id, 2" od

then 2 smaller 3/4" id washers for the 1/2 NPT connection..
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #102
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Thanks for the suggestion. Maybe I'll just do slits instead... i'm debating!

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Old 07-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #103
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FWIW Mine is still working flawlessly. I have even direct fired the MLT. This is more of an update than anything else...

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:45 AM   #104
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The first image is what i started out with. I banged out the bottom to invert it slightly so it wasn't completely a dome (less dead space i was hoping). Don't let the lighting fool you it's completely round

I used 1/8" cutting disc on my grinder. Took a couple hours total to complete. I used very small files to clean up all the cut edges. The knob is an unfinished maple knob from HD with a stainless screw.

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Old 07-02-2012, 04:46 AM   #105
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Thanks Aquenne. I will take your lead. I have a little cutting work to do on mine then to the refinishing. I like the idea of the siphon tube through the middle. I have given up on worrying about grub. Just let it settle in the primary and rack. I still am confused about what the cream colored edge on your FB is. Or am I confused?

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Brewitt I think that's a silicon tube with a slit down the middle.

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Brewitt I think that's a silicon tube with a slit down the middle.
yes correct, its thermoplastic tubing to aid in sealing the FB to the bottom of the keg.
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Got it. Thanks

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Old 09-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #109
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I also got a plastic scrubby from the grocery store to put around the base of the dip tube, due to one time occurance of grain getting around edge of the false bottom, and clogging the dip tube. Works great so far, be even I see myself in the future getting an nice professional false bottom, when all of the other needs of my brewery are solved(years from now).
whoa. gotta say, I'm excited about trying this project. Why not a stainless scrubby, or copper? Less cancer, perhaps?
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