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Old 03-16-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
J-Malone
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I am converting a Sanke to a Mashtun and I was going over the options of false bottoms and manifolds I was wondering if I could just design a copper manifold that would go in a circle around the bottom of the tun and then have a center piece that would run along the bottom of the keg to pick up the wort that would obviously settle in the middle?

The design would be basically be like this

but with a middle piece that would dip into the low area of the keg to ensure that there is less dead space.

FWIW, I batch sparge, but I would like to eventually be able fly sparge as well...


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Old 03-16-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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You wouldn't be able to direct fire the MLT with the grains sitting on the bottom. You'd just be duplicating a cooler MLT with less insulation. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just saying...



 
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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Maybe try something like this?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/budg...bottom-182580/

 
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:04 PM   #4
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that's about what mine looks like... I have a Euro size Köstrizer keg that I mash in. I have a 10" false bottom connected to a tube that goes to the outlet valve.

I even use a pump with it and the false bottom keep the grains high enough that it does just fine.

It maxes out at about 36-37lbs of grain plus water.

I can get some pics if you need ideas.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #5
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that's about what mine looks like... I have a Euro size Köstrizer keg that I mash in. I have a 10" false bottom connected to a tube that goes to the outlet valve.

I even use a pump with it and the false bottom keep the grains high enough that it does just fine.

It maxes out at about 36-37lbs of grain plus water.

I can get some pics if you need ideas.
hark
pics would be awesome!


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