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Title: False Bottoms
Post by: RJC on April 03, 2011, 04:24:48 PM
I need a false bottom for my converted keg mashtun, my question is...climax vs jaybird??  ???
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: beveragebob on April 04, 2011, 03:57:33 AM
"climax vs jaybird??"

Huh?
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: tschmidlin on April 04, 2011, 04:55:11 AM
climax (http://www.climaxhomebrew.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1) vs. jaybird (http://www.norcalbrewingsolutions.com/store/product91.html)

I have no experience with either.

Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: RJC on April 04, 2011, 01:08:03 PM
@ beveragebob......."climax vs jaybird", meaning two different manufactures of false bottoms. Leaning towards climax because it's much cheaper and looks to be made from the same thickness s/s.
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: maxieboy on April 04, 2011, 05:07:06 PM
Same gauge, same 3/32 holes on 5/32 centers. One $25 cheaper. If I wasn't set up already, I know which one I'd go with... Here ya go, oscarvan...  8)
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: RJC on April 10, 2011, 04:11:35 PM
Yeah, I started looking harder at both and saw the the climax false bottom is put together with s/s bolt's, the Jaybird is tack welded. Shouldn't matter much I don't think but Jaybirds false bottom is much prettier....lol. And the Climax false bottom has a bigger gap, read reviews saying no big deal but that could have been posted by the manufacture.
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: beveragebob on April 17, 2011, 11:10:18 AM
I vote for Climax....less money same design as my Sabco FB's I use in both my mash tuns and boil kettles as a hopback both with precision tri clamp connect/disconect ss siphon tube.

http://www.brew-magic.com/images/New_Mash_2005_Inside_wtsm.jpg
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: punatic on April 17, 2011, 03:06:34 PM
Didn't Freddy Mercury sing a song about False-bottom Girls?  (get on your bikes and ride!)   ;)
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: fatdogale on April 17, 2011, 04:10:55 PM
Didn't Freddy Mercury sing a song about False-bottom Girls?  (get on your bikes and ride!)   ;)

They make the rockin' world go 'round!
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: jaybeerman on April 17, 2011, 07:30:44 PM
Didn't Freddy Mercury sing a song about False-bottom Girls?  (get on your bikes and ride!)   ;)

hilarious!  this song and "her strut" pop into my head every now and then even though I haven't listened to either song for at least 15 years (was just a skinny lad).
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on April 18, 2011, 02:23:33 AM
Didn't Freddy Mercury sing a song about False-bottom Girls?  (get on your bikes and ride!)   ;)
I think it is Fat bottom girls.
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: RJC on April 21, 2011, 04:25:55 PM
Yeah, it was Fat bottom girls....great song, great band..........on the false bottom - I went with the climax, it seems pretty good haven't used it yet just hope it supports a heavy grain load?
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: jeffy on April 21, 2011, 05:01:23 PM
The grain should float, since it's mixed in water.
The only issue with strength would be if you're pumping too hard from under it.  Mine (Sabco) is a little bent from stress over the years.
Title: Re: False Bottoms
Post by: beveragebob on April 23, 2011, 03:31:11 AM
The last FB I bought from Sabco came with adjustable/removable  stainless steel bolts on the bottom. I don't do any pumping so there is no strain.... thus, I removed the bolts.