Thermopot mash tun false bottom

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Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby jonnymorris » Wed Apr 20, 2016 13:13

I have a 33L thermopot inbound from the well known German ebay provider and plan to convert it to a bottom drain MT. I therefore need a false bottom and am wondering what's best...

1. a 12" domed FB at £22 or,

2. a custom fit FB at twice the price?

I plan on buying from Mr Lard whom I have dealt with in the past and does provide VfM.

What do you reckon?

p s. I know #2 is better but is it worth the extra?
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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby Kyle_T » Wed Apr 20, 2016 13:20

Powell Brewing does a good alternative.

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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby jonnymorris » Wed Apr 20, 2016 13:47

Thanks. Looks similar to #2 above at a slightly cheaper price. Good to have options.
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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby mark1964 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 14:08

I use a domed one never had a problem with it

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Re: Thermopot mash tun 33L

Postby jonnymorris » Mon Apr 25, 2016 17:50

A big (33L) shiny thing from Germany has arrived...

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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby jonnymorris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 13:58

Thanks to eclipse9101's recent How To and Vossy's old one, I now have a mash tun;

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with a centre drain;

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Simples.
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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby vacant » Sat Apr 30, 2016 15:08

The Ikea splash guard fits perfectly in the 33ltr thermopot (with a ring of split silicone hose). I stuff a small metal prop in the hole to keep the centre of the splash guard off the base of the mash tun.

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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby supersteve » Sat Apr 30, 2016 15:14

Very nice, these thermopots really are the dogs danglies for mash tuns.
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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby jonnymorris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 17:03

vacant wrote:The Ikea splash guard fits perfectly...
I may well give that a go, thanks.
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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby Ciderhead » Tue May 10, 2016 22:03

I used Mr Lards FB on a 60l which is great but increased the height of the floor for herms

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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby jonnymorris » Thu May 12, 2016 18:30

I eventually followed vacant's suggestion with a bit of a mod similar to above;

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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby Rolfster » Fri May 13, 2016 07:08

Looking good!
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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

Postby vacant » Fri May 13, 2016 08:47

Great work! I may have suggested it, but not my idea. I collected a very cheap thermopot with a couple of Ikea splatter guards from Mr Lard back in 2012 after he had finished using/experimenting with it - I just had to fit a ball valve and block the hole for RIMS near the top to give it more capacity.

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