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Old 01-24-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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I am in the process of converting a keg into a mash tun. I have been driving myself crazy looking for a sheet of perforated stainless steel that I can use. Everything I have found is either sold in bulk or is insanely expensive. None of my local scrap metal places have had any, and I'm ready to start drilling/cutting holes in a regular stainless sheet. Is there anyone out there who has any left over from their DIY projects that I can purchase? Any help or advice would be awesome. Cheers!!

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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Talk to Jaybird
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/jayb...ottoms-146056/

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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Those are really nice! Thank you for the info. Just sent him a pm.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:32 AM   #4
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From time to time, I have access to some great material, the holes are smaller than 1/8". Stainless and heavy gauge. A piece about 20 x 20 inches was about 25 bucks. I made a hinged false bottom, used a guide on a angle grinder to make almost a perfect circle. Once cut in half however, and adding a hinge, they are no longer perfectly round. It still fits the keg nice, but leaves a little larger gap around some parts of the keg than the other. If you had a cad program on a water jet machine, you could take into account the thickness of the cut, the hinge, etc. It is hard to make a perfect copy of a production model such as from Sabco etc.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:00 AM   #5
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Here is the material that I got, It measures about 24" by 24". It has a dime on it for reference, I think it has the right size for flow vs. filtration, if that makes sense.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:25 AM   #6
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I have seen a cool false bottom design for under 10 bucks. They took a stainless cake pan and drilled the tiny holes in them by hand. It looks like it worked really well and it was domed?

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:02 AM   #7
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Have you checked with these guys: http://www.paragonsteel.com/index_ps.html? Found them on a quick search. A local metal supplier should be able to help you, or at least point you in the right direction. Good luck.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #8
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Here is the material that I got, It measures about 24" by 24". It has a dime on it for reference, I think it has the right size for flow vs. filtration, if that makes sense.
that looks good!

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:27 AM   #9
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I got my 16 gauge metal square at Friedmens hardware store for 30. Cut it out with a pair of tin snips. Been using it for a year now.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:45 PM   #10
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/cut-...bottom-192413/'

mine is on page 3 and it is still working fine...
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