Checking in from sunny England with some pics of the latest addition to my 10 gallon eHERMS, a budget false bottom for my mash tun.
Oxo 'Good Grips' Splatter screen with handle:
3x small stainless steel bolts and nuts.
a brass tank connector or similar
Total cost = around £20 or $30 at most.
I cut the handle off the splatter screen and then cut and flattened the handle mounting point securely.
I then cut the hole for the tank connector, and the 4 holes for the bolts (which are used as stilts to keep it from collapsing.)
I fitted the tank connector and bolts fixed with nuts on the underside. I then grabbed the angle grinder and cut two slots in each side of the mash tun's opening so that I didnt have to make the false bottom a folding one.
I plan to fix it with 15mm copper pipe using a small length of hose to join it to the outlet. Any tips for keeping it securely on the bottom of the keg?
Here's some pics.