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Old 10-22-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default False Bottom - A Better Deal?

With the exception of the jbird false bottoms (which I can't afford), it looks like all of the false bottoms for the 20/25gal kettles are the same. That said, the best price I can find at the moment is at for $95

Before I pull the trigger, I thought I'd see if anyone knew of a cheaper source.


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Old 10-22-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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If you want super cheap. Go to your local thrift store and buy a stainless lid for a old pan for a couple of bucks. Spend a couple more on a drillbit and go to town. Could be done for about 5 bucks.

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Old 10-22-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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You could cut your own ...
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I made my own from the bottom of a keg (i flipped the keg upside down to bottom drain the MLT). I hit it with a angle grinder, and 20 min later it was done. Not nearly as snazzy as dutchoven's (very nice job btw), and maybe a touch harder to use, but it works well enough.

p.s. if you make your own, don't drill the holes. It'll take forever. Cut slits in it.
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Use hose braid until you can afford the one you want.

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