mash tun screen

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I picked up two kegs at a local bar this evening. One will be for
mashing and the other for boiling. I'd like to get some recommendations
on filtering screens for the mashing tun and for spigots for both.
Thanks for any advice.

Dave

Re: mash tun screen
a buddy of mine built something out of 3/4" copper pipe that seems to work a
lot better than screens or stuff with holes drilled in it... he laid out
copper tubing around the bottom of the cooler with crossbars acrss the whole
floor of the cooler.  He used a band saw to cut 1/3 to 1/2 the way into the
copper tube at 1/4" intervals.  the slots are face down in the cooler.

This gives him a huge number of slots for the mash water to flow into.

He swears that he rarely has stuck mash problems.

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Re: mash tun screen
I have seen the copper tube cut with a ban saw and it worked really well.

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Re: mash tun screen
Dave Calhoun wrote:
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Take a look here...www.hbd.org/cascade/dennybrew...for ideas.

    ---------->Denny
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Life begins at 60 - 1.060, that is.

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Re: mash tun screen
Den,

We're talking about a ring around the bottom of the tun with crossbars
across the entire ring and 1/2" band saw cuts along the whole bottom of the
ring and crossbars... no chance of stuck mash...
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Well, good luck...I've seen that design stick tight as recently as last
weekend.  Had to take the mash (50% unmalted wheat/25% rye malt/25% pale
malt) out of that tun and put it in mine, where it lautered perfectly.
Hope you have better luck!

    ----------->Denny
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Life begins at 60 - 1.060, that is.

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