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Old 02-25-2012, 09:43 PM   #11
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When will congress do something and make beer abortions illegal... damn Wort V. Wade... Anyway its all a learning experience. I hope your next batch goes better. Just a suggestion before you invest a whole batch take something cheap like a few pound of rice and throw some water in there and see if your false bottom keeps the grains out of your tube.



 
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #12
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Well **** looks like i made a huge mistake tossing it
Yup... I had assumed you had either reserved the wort in something else, or already tossed it since you could see what the issue was in the mash tun.

Personally, I really like my NorCal/Jaybird false bottom in my keg mash tun (it's the 15" diameter, hinged and with the handle model). I didn't install it properly the first time I used it, but was given the information on how to install it by Jay when I reached out to them. They (he and his business partner I believe) created documentation so that others wouldn't have the same issue that I did.

Since then, I've not had any hardware malfunctions related to the false bottom. I have had a few times where I've needed to shift the grist around in the mash tun to get good flow going again, but I think most of us have batches like that.

Post up what you're mashing in, and/or pictures... It could be something really easy to resolve for your next batch. But with as many false bottoms out there, and things that are used as mash tuns, it's nearly impossible to give advise without knowing what you're using.


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Old 02-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #13
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Ok Yoop, I installed the false bottom and It sits just about completely flat (way flatter than before) I put 4 gal in and opened the valve. it comes out fine. But it did before as well. so you think it was my false bottom having too large of a gap on the bottom of the tun allowing grains inside?

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #14
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My equipment is the standard 10 gal rubbermade cooler with false bottom. I bought it from highland brewing the one with a built in thermo and sparge head

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #15
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My equipment is the standard 10 gal rubbermade cooler with false bottom. I bought it from highland brewing the one with a built in thermo and sparge head
That's not all that helpful. The cooler I know, no idea what the false bottom configuration is.

How does it connect to the ball valve?
Are the fittings TIGHT?
Does it use a compression fitting for the dip tube to the valve??
How does it go into/through the false bottom??

If the material/metal is too thin, then it will flex far more than it should. If the fittings are not all tight, then when you're stirring the mash (to dough-in) you'll probably knock something loose and have the issue again.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:01 PM   #16
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fitings are tight, it connects to the valve by surgical high temp tubing, and the false bottom is pretty heavy duty

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #17
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #18
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Hope this helps... I'm going to get the grain again

 
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #19
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It looks alright. I wonder if somehow when you stirred, the grain DID get under it.

Next time, add the water first and stir in the grain. Stir well, but don't knock the false bottom about. You can sort of "scrape" it to stir the grain.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #20
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That is what I did water then grain... I'm goin round two wish me luck strike water is heating now



 
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