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Old 02-26-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Don't know if this has ever been posted in here but this is what I did for my first false bottom and it looks awesome and its very cheap to build probably 25 bucks. I wasn't able to find the brass tank connector at lowes or home depot so I just used a stainless hose clamp to hold it on there. Here is the link on how to do it. I cannot take credit, I just found this.

http://www.brewing-tips.com/false_bottom/


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Old 02-27-2012, 05:15 AM   #2
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How well did it work? Is it large enough to mitigate against stuck sparges?


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Old 02-27-2012, 05:31 AM   #3
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Every time I check out the DIY section, I find a new way of doing the same ol thing. Very good idea.
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How well did it work? Is it large enough to mitigate against stuck sparges?
I'll won't know for about two weeks. I do know it is a very tight seal on the bottom. I see no reason why I would get a stuck spare though.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:18 AM   #5
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My main reason for this is the fact it is such a cheapo high quality false bottom that is reinforced with the stainless screws. Very solid.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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That's hilarious. I literally just saw this thing yesterday while browsing the kitchen aisle at Target, and thought it would make an awesome budget false bottom. Low and behold there's a thread on it the next day!

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #7
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Can you update this thread with how it worked out on your first batch, and if you saw an increase/decrease in efficiency at all?

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yeah i am interested in seeing how well the efficiency is for 10 gallon batches, and if it gets slow or stuck sparges
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I did this last summer and had an issue with grain getting by around the edge. It didn't work bad, just allowed more grain through then I wanted.
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I did this last summer and had an issue with grain getting by around the edge. It didn't work bad, just allowed more grain through then I wanted.
I actually cut mine around the edge so it would fit in properly without cutting keggle. I cut it around the edge so it's curved downward against the keg. This forms a better seal than a flat piece of stainless would but I guess I won't know until I brew with it. I'll report back.


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