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Old 02-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Anyone ever tried using the cut out bottom of a keggle (with drain on bottom) as a false bottom and adding some SS screening to help filter hops? Want to use it on my BK that I am building...thought it might work well.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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I've seen quite a number of posts and threads on this forum where people have done it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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Yea, one guy used an angle grinder to cut a bunch of radial slots in it to make the false bottom.

I think these are great ideas, but man what I got from Jaybird on this site is pretty sweet.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:49 PM   #4
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Yea, one guy used an angle grinder to cut a bunch of radial slots in it to make the false bottom.

I think these are great ideas, but man what I got from Jaybird on this site is pretty sweet.
I have seen this one, just wondering if anyone combined the keg top with mesh or screen...haven't seen anything like that one here yet.
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A mesh is gonna clog up with pellet sludge REALLY fast. I used to have a bazooka screen in my kettle and the hops would clog it 100% before uneven drained a gallon out.
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