From randall wilkins of miami, Oklahoma on 4/23/2014.
very nice, sturdy built, great price
From McCaffrey Brewing Co. of Sedona, Arizona on 5/9/2013.
From Jesse of Fort Collins, Colorado on 4/1/2013.
I used this false bottom in a 10 Gallon Rubbermaid (Home Depot) water cooler. It fits perfectly. I have always had fast service from Home Brew Heaven! Thanks!
From Kerry of Tucson, Arizona on 11/2/2012.
This SS false bottom fits perfectly into a 10 Gallon cooler. One minor issue is that it can cut you. I filed some edges with my Dremel. If you are thinking about a nice mash tun, this does the trick.
From Billy Moore of Tucson, Arizona on 4/25/2012.
I've used it one time and it worked like a champ. Fittings are tight and it fit perfectly into my 10 gallon Home Depot round cooler.
From Anonymous of Portland, Oregon on 4/24/2012.
Worked just great with my 10 gallon round home depot cooler. I would highly recommend it.
Great Product! Great Price!
From Anonymous of Madison, Wisconsin on 2/22/2012.
Best Price on a 12" SS False Bottom! I was going to make my own manifold, but time isn't something I have much of lately, so fooling around with making a manifold just wasn't for me... especially when I could score this for a . . .
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
11/23/2008 – is a false bottom anything more special than a walmart purchased food strainer? conversly I read in the John Palmer book about making a manifold out of copper tubing and assume it sits on the bottom of the mash tun with grist over top of it; what size should the holes be driled in that manifold to allow water flow but not grist flow; and which . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Essentially, the false bottom or manifold arrangement is just a system that allows sweet wort to evenly drain thru it, while retaining the spent grain (while not clogging). It can be a simple strainer as elaborate as you like. A good one will allow your brewing to be efficient, in other words, allow for all of the starches in the grain to . . .
7/27/2008 – Love your store! Just finished my first all grain 5gal batch. My setup is all homemade. Picnic coolers and a copper manifold with slots cut in it. Long story short my sparge(4gal) took almost 4hrs! Did I mill my grain too much? Maybe it always takes that long, I mashed with 3gal, sparged with 4gal and wound up with 4gal of wort. My s.g. was . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, that sounds like it could be the problem. Either that, or poor flow thru your slotted manifold/valve. You should crush your grains so that the husks are just barely cracked. Don't turn it into flour!A normal sparge should take perhaps an hour, maybe 1.5.
5/16/2008 – I'm thinking about trying my first all grain brew after a couple of extract batches which were delicious! I want to make sure that I have all the proper equipment. Currently I have a 7.5 gal brewpot with the spigot. I have all the necessary fermenting equipment, but what else do I need? False bottom, kettle screen, tubing? Can you set me up . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: For all-grain brewing you will need a large brewpot, a false bottom/spigot arrangement for mashing the grains, and another brewpot to collect the sweet wort at the end of the mash for boiling. You will also need a means of sparging, i.e. applying hot water to the top of the grains in order to "rinse thru" the grains. In a nutshell that is . . .
4/19/2008 – I am looking for a good book to help answer some of the questions I have related to getting into all grain brewing. I have not yet acquired any equipment and was hoping I would find a book that would guide me into getting the "best" equipment necessary. There are a few titles I found on Chapters and Amazon, but wanted to check with you guys . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We like "How to Brew" by Palmer, or The New Complete Joy of Homebrewing" by Papazian
1/30/2008 – 2- Part question: In all grain brewing, do both the brewing grains (2-row malt) and the specialty grains go into the mash tun? and, if thats the case, do you just add the hops to the brew kettle after you've collected the wort?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes and yes! I like the easy questions!!
1/26/2008 – I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
1/28/2007 – Can I use this jumbo straining bag to put in my brew pot during the steeping process to hold all of the grains for an all-grain brew and then to sparge just pull it up above the water and pour the sparging water through the grains so that the water just runs in with the rest of the water in the pot to continue from there? or is there a different . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, this simple method can be used, but there are drawbacks you should be aware of.First, your mash water/grains will be VERY hot, say 150 deg F, which is much hotter than you can pick up with your bare hands. It will also be very heavy, so you need plan accordingly.Second, once the grain is in the straining bag, stirring is not easy . . .
11/5/2006 – I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10am-6:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdaysand 10am-3pm on Sundays
10/28/2006 – I'm looking at taking the step into all grain brewing in the not too distant future and am keeping an eye out for equipment (making a wishlist). I noticed that you don't offer igloo type coolers for mashing and sparging like some competitors. Is there a reason these are not ideal containers (brewpots work better?), or do you just feel it's . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, Igloo type coolers work well enough, particularly the round "Gott" type coolers. You have to control the temperature using hot/cold water additions is all, instead of simply controlling the temperature in a brew kettle.We just feel that the coolers are easy enough for brewers to obtain elsewhere (locally) and to modify them as needed. . . .
8/20/2006 – I am looking at getting into all grain brewing and want to start with a stainless steel mash/lauter tun. I currently brew 5 gallon batches, but may want to increase to 10 gallon batches. If I purchase your 15 gallon brewpot with a brewmometer and spigot would this work for both 5 and 10 gallon batches?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Certainly; but most brewers find that for the same amount of time, you might as well brew 10 (or more) gallons. Temperature control is also easier, due to the larger thermal mass (less temperature swing). Beside...who can't use MORE beer?
2/1/2005 – Where can I buy the hops to brew the beer? I live in Plainview, Texas....would love to brew my own. But, I need the ingredients to brew it. will buy your equipment, so....where can I buy the goodies to brew it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here! We have a large selection of hops, yeasts, grains and everything you need in the way of ingredients. Here is a link:A good way to get started is to choose one of our ingredient (recipe) kits. They get you started the right way!
6/2/2003 – I'm just getting into home brewing. What is the purpose of the False bottom?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is normally used in all-grain brewing, where no malt extract is used, just grain. It's purpose is to hold back the grain husks, and to allow the sweet liquid (wort) to drain off for later boiling. All-grain brewing is fun and not that hard to do, but does take additional time and temperature control to be successful.
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