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Offline RJC

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False Bottoms
« on: April 03, 2011, 09:24:48 AM »
I need a false bottom for my converted keg mashtun, my question is...climax vs jaybird??  ???

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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 08:57:33 PM »
"climax vs jaybird??"

Huh?

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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 09:55:11 PM »
climax vs. jaybird

I have no experience with either.

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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 06:08:03 AM »
@ 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.

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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 10:07:06 AM »
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)
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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 09:11:35 AM »
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.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 09:13:43 AM by papabrewdude »

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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 04:10:18 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.

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« Last Edit: April 17, 2011, 04:12:27 AM by beveragebob »

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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 08:06:34 AM »
Didn't Freddy Mercury sing a song about False-bottom Girls?  (get on your bikes and ride!)   ;)
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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 09:10:55 AM »
Didn't Freddy Mercury sing a song about False-bottom Girls?  (get on your bikes and ride!)   ;)

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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2011, 12:30:44 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).

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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 07:23:33 PM »
Didn't Freddy Mercury sing a song about False-bottom Girls?  (get on your bikes and ride!)   ;)
I think it is Fat bottom girls.
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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 09:25:55 AM »
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?

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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 10:01:23 AM »
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.
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Re: False Bottoms
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2011, 08:31:11 PM »
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.