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Old 12-03-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
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Do you think it's worth constructing a siphon tube and false bottom for my brew kettle?

Would something like this be usable or would it be to fine.
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=520&f=5578

Would this idea work? A copper pipe with holes in
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Old 12-03-2005, 03:01 PM   #2
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Wouldn't you be better of with a bazooka screen, or something like that? Seems like the holes in the copper might be pretty easily plugged up.
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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I second the bazooka. A false bottom or any rigid pipe will also trap wort & hops on the bottom of the kettle and increase your chances of caramelization or burning. I use bazookas in both the mash/lauter tun and the kettle. The one for the kettle screws in, but mash tun's just has a short peice of copper tubing that slides into the spigot hole.

Normally, I'd lose efficiency on the mash due to channelling, but I batch sparge & stir each addition, so it isn't a problem.

If that splatter screen is SS, you could make a bazooka out of it. I was thinking of doing that myself before I found a commercial one.
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
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Good idea. how was you thinking of securing the seam?
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:37 PM   #5
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I was going to remove the screen and fold it in half with a 1/4 inch piece of tubing in one end. Then fold about 1/2 inch of the edge over itself, using pliers. Then folding the edge again, a little like a flat-feld seam. Finish it with a hose clamp over the tubing.

When using this or a bazooka, you have to put the wort chiller in the pot, then install the bazooka.
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:42 PM   #6
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Thanks, I'll give it a go.

I just found this place down the road.
http://www.filters.co.uk/services.htm
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:50 PM   #7
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Cool! There are times I wish my bazooka was a little bigger. Gets clogged up with pellet particles.
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Old 12-04-2005, 02:14 PM   #8
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go bazooka t screen. i switched to one of those from my false bottom in my mash/lauter tun and love it.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:39 PM   #9
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I'm looking to step up to all grain, and my mash/lauter tun is kind of an odd size. Just using the bazooka instead of a false bottom would simplify my life if it worked well. Do you feel like you're getting less yield going that route?

 
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:19 AM   #10
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nope. it's right on according to my numbers. i didn't lose a bit.
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