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Old 09-11-2012, 05:45 AM   #1
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Just got a new brew pot that I will be using and wondere if I could possible use the pot as a mash tun also. It's a 10.5 gallon pot and has a ball valve installed with a thermometer. It also came with a torpedo screen on the ball valve. So my question is...

1. Can I use the torpedo screen as a way to filter the grains from the wort?

2. What are my other options? I was thinking I could use a steal braided line like people use with their cooler mash tuns.

 
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:01 AM   #2
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Yeah I think you're good to go. You'll just have to run off your runnings into a bucket/carboy, another pot unless doing BIAB so you can clean grist out of kettle before boiling.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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Here a pic. The mesh on the screen looks so wide.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:34 AM   #4
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I think you'll be ok most of the grain will set in a bed around it. Vorlauf for little to filter out the few grains that work through it If your worried about grains being transferred. Then you should be fine to drain and sparge.
I use a 7.5gallon pot with ball valve and screen on inside as a filter and have made quite a few batches without issue. If that screen doesn't have a pipe inside the screening just be careful when you stir your mash as to not crush the screen and block your flow of wort.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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Sweet next brew day I'm going to give it a try and see how it goes. I've been doing biab for the last three batches and now that I have this so I can try mashing without a bag. Wish me luck

 
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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that screen is not going to work very well as a false bottom. i bet your going to have some serious headaches come brew day. its meant to filter out larger hop particles or whole hops in the boil only.

 
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
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That's the same screen I use in my cooler mash tun and it works great.

 
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:17 PM   #8
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that screen is not going to work very well as a false bottom. i bet your going to have some serious headaches come brew day. its meant to filter out larger hop particles or whole hops in the boil only.

Why? The holes in a false bottom are larger than that screen. While I agree, it looks a bit on the coarse side for my preference, but I think it will work very well in a MLT.

 
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
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Looks like it'll work like a charm. Unless you are using pumpkin. Then people suggest using rice hulls

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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It's a 10.5 gallon pot and has a ball valve installed with a thermometer. It also came with a torpedo screen on the ball valve.
normally valves are installed 2-3 inches off the bottom. you want a false bottom to be just that; on the bottom. not 2-3 inches above the bottom. everything below it is going to be left in the tun, meaning you wont be collecting as much sugar as you could.

the screen would be fine if it were sitting directly on the bottom somehow, but it didnt seem to me like that was the case.

 
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