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Old 03-09-2009, 02:44 AM   #1
Aug 2008
Rochester MN (from Detroit)
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Just completed my latest project. Screw my false bottom....too many stuck sparges with that thing. Can't wait to try this SS braid Check out the pic below

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Old 03-09-2009, 02:57 AM   #2
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Sep 2007
Dexter, MI, Michigan
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Hey, that looks like mine. I used a slightly longer braid though.


Fermenter 1: Best bitter (1)
Fermenter 2: Best bitter (2)
Fermenter 3: APA
Fermenter 4: APA

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Old 03-09-2009, 05:21 PM   #3
Jan 2009
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When I built my MLT I was being cheap and just salvaged stuff I had around the house. Instead of using the SS braided line like most use, I had a roll of SS bug screen like you would use to replace your door or window screen.

I cut a rectangle piece and just rolled it into roughly a 1" tube. Pulled some strands out of the mesh and used these like thread and "sewed" the tube into a permanent shape. Used a small radiator clamp to attach to an outlet hose stuffed through the cooler's drain port.

The large size of this screen allowed the MLT to drain out nicely. I was careful to make sure the entire length of the "mesh tube" had at least 3 layers of screen for proper screening.
After circulating a few times the liquor runs clear just fine.

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Old 03-09-2009, 11:17 PM   #4
Apr 2008
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I did something very similar. However, I formed the ring by just sticking each end of the braid onto a nylon tee. I tried it the way you're using and I didn't like the way it pinched the braid. I'm sure it'll work well, though.

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Old 03-09-2009, 11:22 PM   #5
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Apr 2008
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I want to build one to try it out. I bought the Bazooka Screen and not a stuck sparge since

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Old 03-10-2009, 12:20 AM   #6
Aug 2008
Colorado Springs, CO
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Mine looks the same except longer. Good job, you will love it!

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:17 PM   #7
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Sep 2008
Lakeland TN
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Mine looks the same, except for the spoon dings.

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