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I am lookng for a source of perforated stainless steel sheeting, I know in the US that the likes of SABCO etc make perforated stainless steel false bottoms, but I was thinking that one should be able to locate a local supplier of perforated stainless steel sheeting and cut it to size, and hinge the material if necessary.

Anybody who has made there own? or can suggest a good source ?
If it has to be purchased in bulk maybe a few people pool together.
 

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Security screen manufacturers have either S/S woven or perferated sheets. Solomons of Capalaba have the sheet & more than happy to sell it to you....
 

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I guess stainless steel mesh woven mesh would be okay if I made a frame to support it, they also sell performated SS sheeting, what is it like % open any experiance in using it, pictures.
 

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Dont worry about the SS bottom this is the answer SS Braid

Trust me Pumpy
 

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Vlad ,

The gravel Buster bitter was the clearest beer I havve ever made infact it was the best beer I have ever made with exception of my Vienna lager and perhaps the odd brown ale .

I only just tasted it the other weekend and have been exploring other methods of manifolds .

But I may use the gravel not so much as a an alternative for a manifold but as a filter for the wort .

Pumpy
 

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Pumpy said:
The gravel Buster bitter was the clearest beer I havve ever made infact it was the best beer I have ever made with exception of my Vienna lager and perhaps the odd brown ale .
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Was that straight or on the rocks?
 

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Sos you have come back to haunt me on my revolutionary new idea which a number of well known brewers on this site have emauiled me for more information.

Keeping up with the technology

Gravel inc.

Pumpy
 

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Was that "E-mailed" or "E-mauled"?



Just taking the opportunity of the mis-spelt ;-P
 

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BrissyBrew said:
I am lookng for a source of perforated stainless steel sheeting, I know in the US that the likes of SABCO etc make perforated stainless steel false bottoms, but I was thinking that one should be able to locate a local supplier of perforated stainless steel sheeting and cut it to size, and hinge the material if necessary.

Anybody who has made there own? or can suggest a good source ?
If it has to be purchased in bulk maybe a few people pool together.
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I know this does not help you, but out of interest do you go under the name of "downunderbrewer" on the northern brewer forum.

Will
 

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BrissyBrew said:
I guess stainless steel mesh woven mesh would be okay if I made a frame to support it, they also sell performated SS sheeting, what is it like % open any experiance in using it, pictures.
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I had a mate of mine make one for me using the sheet from Solomons, but then ended up buying a complete 2nd hand AG system before I ever used it. Though according to the guy I gave it to, it works great. No pics sorry, but it's designed to appear vitually invisible on your windows, so the hole ratio is very high...

just goggled a link http://www.solomonssecurityandblinds.com.a...clearshield.htm
 

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Pumpy,

How about stainless ballbearings/shot instead of gravel. Now that would look nice.

Borret
 

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Hi there Will yep I do go by the name downunderbrewer on northernbrewer website, I only just discovered aussiehomebrewer in the last week or so.

I have thought about the SS braid, still worried about manfold design in that instance due to an inproportionate flow rate near the outlet. As far as SS braid goes, I have thought about star shaped ones, wheel and spoked like a bicycle wheel that kind of thing. I have eve thought about one continuous spiral, remembering the engery effciency of the spiral.
 

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Actually pumpy, you missed a golden opportunity. You should have kept the swarf off your stainless mill rollers and chucked that in the bottom of your tun.

Borret
 

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metal mesh in sydney make perforated sheets
http://www.metalmesh.com.au/
I emailed them for a quote for 40cm diameter disc with 2mm holes and they told me $350 delivered and be more than happy to plasma cut it. I didn't take up the offer.
"more beer" in the states will custom make you one, up to 20 inches for about $70 USD.
I ended up getting a $14 dollar 40cm stainless steel serving tray( 2mm thick) from a catering supplier which fits perfeclty in the bottom of my mash tun. I then got a metal punch and drill and put heaps of 2mm holes in it and 4 stainless steel bolts for support legs. I would have used a braid set up but the mash tun has a heating element in the bottom ( old boiler). I just heat up the water in the mash tun and then add the grains.
 

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Brizzy brew.

I'm with you on the spoked wheel idea. Have already welded up the stainless t pieces to do it for my system as I plan to have a 'wheel' of braid around the ouside set in from the edge of the tun.. Have a nice piece of hexagonal stainless bar to use for the hub too. Was going to put a vertical riser and elbow false bottom style so it can sit easy in the conical bottom of a keg.. The only killer is going to be the number of ss hose clamps that are involved. They end up pricey.

Borret
 

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Try your local sheet metal manufacturer some times they will have off cuts.

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Borret ,

The stainless ball bearings is actually a very good idea ,I am not joking I think that would do the trick, (where can I get some) and the swarf from cutting my grain mill rollers is another excellent method for filtering the wort,you can actually buy something similar , have you ever seen those SS pot scrubbers in Woolworths

I reckon 20 of them in the bottom of the Tun would filter without a false bottom . cheap too !!!

Borret now you are thinking outside the square these are the simple ideas that could revolutionise home brewing and bring within the technology of the common folk ( Not that I am saying Ross is common ).

Pumpy
 

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