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Old 03-04-2011, 01:47 PM   #11
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That is a nice thought but I'd rather keep this cheep and simple for the time being. On the other hand I wouldn't mind purchasing different bolts if there is another type of metal that would be better suited to be in contact with the aluminum grate. For instance I almost purchased galvanized aluminum bolts but I wasn't sure what galvanized meant. It sounded like some sort of chemical coating that I might not want in my beer.
Galvanizing is just adding a thin layer of metal (usually zinc) to the base metal (usually iron) to prevent corrosion of the base metal.

I seem to recall there were some concerns with zinc in wort, but I may be mistaken.


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Old 03-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #12
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What is your brew pot made from? Is it aluminum or stainless steel?? If the pot is stainless steel then you could put some holes into something like this and use it instead of the aluminum screen/sheet you have.


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Old 03-04-2011, 03:10 PM   #13
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Yeah, my pot is aluminum, which is why I went with the aluminum screen route. It's technically a pizza screen too, but it only cost me $4... plus a couple bucks for the screws.

I'm a little nervous about buying something online because there is no guarantee it will actually fit in my pot which has about a 12.25 inch diameter. I found that even though the tray may be advertised as 12 inches, that it probably does not account for the lip around the edge. It's actually over 12 inches and won't fit in the pot and I thought the 10 inch versions are too small. Of all the stores I looked at, including bed bath and beyond, this was the only thing I could find that had a good fit inside my pot.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:16 PM   #14
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You could try getting some long aluminum pop rivets, and use washers to get it built up. Or see what the hardware store has for aluminum machine bolts. Brass would probably be a better second choice than stainless steel...
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:54 PM   #15
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I checked and called around to the local hardware stores and haven't been able to find aluminum Machine Bolts. I may have to explore the brass route.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:16 PM   #16
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how about:

http://www.amazon.com/HSTA-25-24-Ano...d_sbs_indust_1 Aluminum-Standoff

http://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Machi...9255342&sr=1-7 Aluminum-Machine-Screw

Might find them locally even
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How about ditch the stainless hardware all together and use something like this?

http://www.fastenercomponents.com/im...omponents4.jpg
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The standoff could work, but he'll still need a way to secure it to the screen...

Maybe check with a machine shop and see if they can weld some short pieces of round aluminum stock to the screen edges. They might have something to use in the center too, for extra support. Just make sure it's an alloy that won't be an issue in making wort (tell them what it's for so they can use the correct allow)... Hell, you might even be able to get them to fabricate something for you for being able to try some of the first batch you make with the new hardware...
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You just reminded me that my cousin works at a machine shop. And he use to home brew. Don't know why I didn't think about that before. I called him and he is going to make me some little legs out of aluminum bar. I'll post new pics once I get it sorted.
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You just reminded me that my cousin works at a machine shop. And he use to home brew. Don't know why I didn't think about that before. I called him and he is going to make me some little legs out of aluminum bar. I'll post new pics once I get it sorted.
Much better solution!


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