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Old 08-20-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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I am putting the finishing touches on my brew structure and getting my three keggles prepped for brewing and I was wondering if a 15" false botom is necessary for the false bottom or if a 12" will suffice? Any input is welcome.

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Old 08-20-2008, 04:03 PM   #2
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The 12" will be fine, that is what I use and it works great for me. The 15" might be a little difficult to get in through the top, depending on how big you cut the whole.

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:05 PM   #3
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I've used both, actually a 15" and 10". The 15" is best, for sure. A 12" will probably work fine, but you'll need to hold it down tight against the bottom so it doesn't let grain around the sides (stuck sparge). I used a SS hose clamp on the pickup tube. My 15" doesn't require that. FYI - I went to the larger one because I needed the extra flow capacity to recirculate the wort.

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Old 08-20-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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Lil Sparky,
Where did you pick up your 15" false bottom or is it something you made from sheet material and then bolted together? After looking at your pictures it looks like the way to go. My keggle is setup very similar

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:17 PM   #5
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Jaybird was making them. He cut it to size, cut it in half, and I hinged the two pieces together. Sabco also sells them already hinged, but they're really pricey.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:28 PM   #6
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Jaybird was making them. He cut it to size, cut it in half, and I hinged the two pieces together. Sabco also sells them already hinged, but they're really pricey.
Jay Bird,

Any chance you'll be making anymore of the 15" false bottoms?

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
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what type of screen material did u use to make that. I have the same set up as u but have been trying to come up with a way of screening my pickup tube. i am also recirculating my wort with a march pump and shirron chiller. if you have any details i would appreciate it thanks.

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:21 PM   #8
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Sabco false bottom is what i use. It is VERY stout and has adjustable legs, so there's no way in hell it will collapse.
I paid 89.99 for mine, and it was worth it. Before I ordered I explored other options (jaybird). Sabco's is NOT more expensive.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:49 AM   #9
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Maybe Jaybird's raised his price... When I bought mine from him, I saved quite a bit - maybe from getting in on the deal early.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:07 AM   #10
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I need one of these!!!

 
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