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Old 02-26-2012, 06:50 PM   #21
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Here is the link on how to do it.

http://www.brewing-tips.com/false_bottom/

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #22
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Default Thanks for all the great ideas!!

I'd like to thank ThwWorm for this thread.

I went to a local metal supply and explained what I was doing and they cut me a deal on 16 x 48 piece of 304 stainless with 3/32 holes on 5/32 centers. I proceeded to make 2 15" FBs and 2 "level 1 filtration stands" (credit to Jaybird and his idea). All stainless hinges and hardware. I have enough material for one more 15" FB if anyone is interested.

16" x 16" square $50 shipped FedEx 2 day insured

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I'll cut another 15" FB and hinge it for $80 shipped FedEx 2 day insured

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #23
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I am in the process of converting a keg into a mash tun. I have been driving myself crazy looking for a sheet of perforated stainless steel that I can use. Everything I have found is either sold in bulk or is insanely expensive. None of my local scrap metal places have had any, and I'm ready to start drilling/cutting holes in a regular stainless sheet. Is there anyone out there who has any left over from their DIY projects that I can purchase? Any help or advice would be awesome. Cheers!!
Holes makes not very good false bottoms.

Wedge Wire will do that.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #24
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Any advice as to where we can buy small quantities of that wedge wire?

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #25
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I got my 16 gauge metal square at Friedmens hardware store for 30. Cut it out with a pair of tin snips. Been using it for a year now.
I did the same thing, and put a bead of food-grade silicone around the edge to make sure it fits snug inside the MLT. It works really well.
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