Are there real differences in efficiencies between the various stainless steel false bottoms on the market?
I am looking to build the first part of my all-grain kit this month (I'm also planning on building a HLT out of a second cooler such as the Rubbermaid one, but are there any other good ideas I should look at before making that decision).
I want to go with a round cooler (most likely Rubbermaid because I have only seen Igloo online) because I just don't have the time (I work 10 hour days half on weekends) or patience to make my own manifold and I also want to have it look more presentable to my non-homebrew friends and family.
Is this one http://www.ritebrew.com/product-p/840836.htm
from Ritebrew a decent one or does it have drawbacks?
Also...for the valve...stainless steel or brass?