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Old 05-07-2009, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default What size false bottom for a Rubbermaid 10-gallon round cooler?

I am looking to buy a false bottom for my 10-gallon cooler. Midwest Supply says a 10" fits the 10 gallon size. Northern Brewer says the 12" fits the cooler. I am not sure who is right.

Anyone have some experience with this cooler/false bottom combo?


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Old 05-07-2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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Hi Q2XL,
I don't know if this is any help but, it so happens that I just finished a temple for my own 10 gal rubbermaid. The cooler is 12 3/4" just before it hits the radius at the bottom.


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Old 05-07-2009, 11:35 PM   #3
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12" is what you need I noticed the same thing on MW site when I was ordering and notified them of the error, perhaps they don't care.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:38 AM   #4
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I use the 12" Phil's Phalse Bottom from Listermann.com in my 10 gallon Gott.



Fits and works perfectly.
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I am looking to buy a false bottom for my 10-gallon cooler. Midwest Supply says a 10" fits the 10 gallon size. Northern Brewer says the 12" fits the cooler. I am not sure who is right.

Anyone have some experience with this cooler/false bottom combo?
I ordered the 12" one from Midwest for my 10 gallon cooler (I like to brag about my big 12"-er). Seriously, though, the only issue I have with it is that I have insert it carefully (sounds like I'm continuing on the previous statement, but I'm not), since the kewler kitz bulkhead fitting that I have extends a bit into the tun. I have to put the side in underneath the valve first to avoid scratching the inside of the tun. Not a big deal, really.
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I ordered the 12" one from Midwest for my 10 gallon cooler (I like to brag about my big 12"-er). Seriously, though, the only issue I have with it is that I have insert it carefully (sounds like I'm continuing on the previous statement, but I'm not), since the kewler kitz bulkhead fitting that I have extends a bit into the tun. I have to put the side in underneath the valve first to avoid scratching the inside of the tun. Not a big deal, really.

Thats exactily right, I cranked the crap out of my kewler kit before putting in the FB and it wouldn't fit. I got pissed and forced it which scratched the sides some but no biggie and you don't have to remove it to clean.
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I use the 12" false bottom that I sell with my 10 gallon Rubbermaid cooler. You definitely want to get a 12" false bottom.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:16 PM   #8
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Did you stop selling those? I don't see them (or any cooler style mash tun) on your website.
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I also use the Rubbermaid (HLT & MLT) setup but was wondering about using a false bottom in the Rubbermaid with the "bump out" on the interior of the cooler that has happened in each cooler (or I should say "happens" when I add the strike water or mash water). I currently use a SS braid but have had some problems. Wondering if the 12" FB will fit with the bump out. Montanaandy
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Here is the one brewmaster was mentioning.

http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/...12-in-diameter


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