9" Stainless Steel Domed False Bottom

Item Number: 99-2649

Regular price$44.99 Sale price$22.45
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False Bottom for 5 Gallon Igloo Coolers
Our 9 " Stainless Steel domed False Bottom is used in 5 Gallon Igloo Coolers.

The 16% open design contributes to better efficiency and a clearer sparge.

Add-on our false bottom assembly which includes all fittings from the false bottom through to the stainless steel one piece ball valve.

Our compression fitting design incorporate a stainless steel tube which essentially "Hard Plumbs" the false bottom into place. The false bottom will NOT float.

The fittings are a mixture of brass and stainless steel. Currently (June 2013), the tube, nut and ball valve are stainless steel and the elbow, hose barb, bulkhead and compression fittings are brass. We've looked at the possibility of making everything stainless steel on this and determined it is simply not cost efficient. HOWEVER, if you are interested in all stainless steel, we recommend going with a pot over the cooler as a mash tun. Here is one example.

If you are mashing in a cooler, this is the premier false bottom for you.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Mason Price
Awesome addition for mash tun

Great value, quality and design for the price. Works excellent in my 5 gallon igloo cooler. Getting over 80% efficiency right out the gate. So glad I upgraded to a false bottom over a bazooka screen.

Works great, only 8 ounces of deadspace on my system

I used this with a 5 gallon Igloo cooler last weekend and it worked great. I did some testing beforehand and found that I now have about 8 ounces of fluid left in the deadspace on my system. I used 4 or 5 inches of 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD Thickwall PVC Line between a stainless valve and a 3/8" stainless elbow hose barb in the false bottom, with 1/2" NPT stainless lock nuts above and below the false bottom keeping the barb in place. It didn't float and with practically no deadspace I'm very happy for now.

Mark V.
Nicest I Have Ever Seen

I just wanted to let you know that your false bottom is the nicest false bottom that I have ever seen in the homebrew trade. You should be proud of this product.

Alan M.
What a Difference

I''ve gone through a couple brew days now with the new false bottom, and what a difference. I previously had a cooler mash tun with all home depot parts with just a stainless mesh screen. There was too much movement with it, I smashed it with my spoon a couple times and had a couple stuck mashes. Both of my brews with the new false bottom have gone through without any problem and hit the targets perfectly. The equipment is nice and solid and just has a great professional look and feel. Great work, I''ll be checking you out for all my future needs!

Everett N.
Looks Great

The false bottom looks great, so I can''t wait to put it to use. I really like the idea of slots rather than holes. You have definitely earned my repeat business. Keep it up!

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