False Bottom in eKeggle

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LooyvilleLarry

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Does anyone out here have a False Bottom in their electric keggle?

I was thinking that it would have to be placed just above the element and that the dip tube would be below the false bottom.

This should work right?
 

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The false bottom I have has a dip tube that goes in from above like an L on its side w/ the short part downard. it pulls upward due to the hydraulic head creating pressure. I don't know if yours does... If you're using electric, you could put a bottom outflow though... but you'll never be able to use a gas burner on it that way... up to you.
 

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Are you going to fabricate a special false bottom with "legs" to hold it up over the element?

The design of the bottom in the keggle does place the element quite a distance off the bottom, since it is concave
 
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Are you going to fabricate a special false bottom with "legs" to hold it up over the element?

The design of the bottom in the keggle does place the element quite a distance off the bottom, since it is concave
Yes, that was the idea. Some stainless legs (screws likely).
What do you think?
 

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I was thinking about putting legs on my FB in my MLT to try direct fired electric MLT using an ultra low watt density 1200 watt element. I'm using a regular pot though so the element will be very close to the bottom.
 

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Yes, that was the idea. Some stainless legs (screws likely).
What do you think?
My wife calls you Louisville Larry...

There is an Oregon Larry... so you are Louisville.

I think it will work, is this to help separate the hop junk out?
 
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Yeah. And you can tell Mrs. Pol to remind you to bring a bottle of your CCPA down to the 'ville when you come through! Maybe I can talk Paul into "holding" for exchange.
 

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Oh, you want some CCB brew? I MAY be able to enter into a growler swap with ya... I can bring one, next time, you fill it and I get some of your wares.
 
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Oh yeah, I'll have to see if I have a growler left of my Belgian ( probably not, all the chicks hit that one.) or My SharePoint Satan Porter !
 

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I should get a picture of my setup. I did a bottom drain and then just place a SS strainer over the top of that, works somewhat like a false bottom.
 
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