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The Village Idiot

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Hi all,



Just a question re round coolers fitted with a concave perforated false bottom. I am pretty sure it lifted off the bottom during mash/sparge. Would glueing(araldite in the mash?) a nut to the bottom of the cooler and putting a small bolt down through the falsy to hold it firm be a good fix??? Any suggestions please.



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What about just drilling a hole through the bottom of the tun for a bolt to go though from the bottom. A nut on the inside to stop the bolt moving, then the bolt goes through the false bottom which is then held down by another nut/wing nut and washer.

This is how I have my false bottom fitted, but I do drain from below the false bottom rather than "through" it.

Hope this makes sense.


EDIT- This photo might help explain it. This is the inside of my mash tun.

Linky
 

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Really doubt it's gonna lift up with all that grain and liquid sitting on top of it.
Maybe you bent your's
 

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Really doubt it's gonna lift up with all that grain and liquid sitting on top of it.
Maybe you bent your's

I think I may have moved it with the mash paddle. It only has a silicon hose from the outlet to it. Maybe need a piece of copper???
 

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Could just recirc with a jug to put back anything that got dragged in back to the top.
Yeah, rigid tubing is a good idea too, it's what I've got atm.
 

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Could just recirc with a jug to put back anything that got dragged in back to the top.
Yeah, rigid tubing is a good idea too, it's what I've got atm.
Yeah did that. It was the maiden voyage of the new AG set up, I guess I was always going to have a problem somewhere. Maybe the flaked maize shouldnt have been milled.....
 

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