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Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 13:13
by jonnymorris
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?

Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 13:20
by Kyle_T
Powell Brewing does a good alternative.

Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 13:47
by jonnymorris
Thanks. Looks similar to #2 above at a slightly cheaper price. Good to have options.

Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 14:08
by mark1964
I use a domed one never had a problem with it

Re: Thermopot mash tun 33L

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 17:50
by jonnymorris
A big (33L) shiny thing from Germany has arrived...

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Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 13:58
by jonnymorris
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.

Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 15:08
by vacant
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.

Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 15:14
by supersteve
Very nice, these thermopots really are the dogs danglies for mash tuns.

Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 17:03
by jonnymorris
vacant wrote:The Ikea splash guard fits perfectly...
I may well give that a go, thanks.

Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 22:03
by Ciderhead
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

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 18:30
by jonnymorris
I eventually followed vacant's suggestion with a bit of a mod similar to above;

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All that's required now is a brew day...

Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 07:08
by Rolfster
Looking good!

Re: Thermopot mash tun false bottom

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 08:47
by vacant
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.