DIY Budget False Bottom

We’re back with a new addition to the Brewing-tips.com 10 gallon eHERMS brewery; a budget false bottom for the mash tun. Here’s how you can make one.

DIY Budger

Oxo ‘Good Grips’ Splatter screen with handle:

Budget False Bottom

Budget False Bottom

3x 16mm long M6 stainless steel bolts and nuts.

1 brass tank connector

Brass tank connector

Brass tank connector

Total cost = around £20 or $30 at most.

I cut the handle off the splatter screen and then cut and flattened the handle mounting point securely. I then cut the hole for the tank connector, and the 4 holes for the bolts (which are used as stilts to keep it from collapsing.) I fitted the tank connector and bolts fixed with nuts on the underside. I then grabbed the angle grinder and cut two slots in each side of the mash tun’s opening so that I didnt have to make the false bottom a folding one. I plan to fix it with 15mm copper pipe using a small length of hose to join it to the outlet. The weight of the grain bed will hold it down.

Cheap false bottom

Cheap false bottom

DIY false bottom

DIY false bottom

Make a mash tun false bottom

Make a mash tun false bottom

And that’s how you make a budget false bottom for a mash tun.

 






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