DetailsStainless mesh tube replaces a false bottom in a mash tun or boil kettle for lautering wort or filtering whole hops. Overall length is 12.5 inches; 1/2" male pipe threads.
Please note: This product requires the 1/2" Adapter for IsoFlow™ and EZ Clean™ Bulkheads in order to be compatible with IsoFlow™ or EZ Clean™ hardware.
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4.7 / 5.026 ReviewsExcellent Alternative to a False BottomJust finished mashing a Kolsch which is the first time I used this screen which worked better than I expected. With just a couple of pint sized run-offs, my wort was free of junk and did not clog. It was also very easy to clean. Beats spending a lot more money on a false bottom. It seems to be well built. I'll have to see how it holds up after much mashing.April 16, 2012Get itBought one when I added a valve to my boil kettle. Works great and keeps the hops and hop break out of my plate chiller.December 3, 2012No Stuck SpargeUnlike some of the round false bottoms, I have never had a stuck sparge with this. Just take care of it and don't crush it. If you tried making it yourself, it would cost the same, so MidWest is saving you your time.December 4, 2012Change the clampRight out of the box, the clamp slid off of the end...I could not get it back on and had to go buy an adjustable hose clamp. though that only set me back about $1. I have had no problems since, and it help up under 25lb. of grain and 12 gallons of water.December 31, 2012GreatI use this in my igloo cooler mash tun. Never had a stuck sparge or leak. Seems to be pretty solid and can take being nudged and shifted by the mash paddle. I don't know if you could go and maul the thing, but I try to be careful of its presence and haven't had any problems. _x000D__x000D_ I check on it before most mashes and on average every 3-4 I end up tightening the screen about a quarter turn. Very happy with this screen, very affordable compared to a false bottom.January 10, 2013Better than a false bottomSince I switched to this from a false bottom, I haven't had a stuck sparge. Just make sure not to crush it, treat it gently.January 20, 2013Works great for multiple applicationsThese things are great. I use one in my kettle so that I can screen out hops and boil debris before the wort goes through my plate chiller. I've never had a problem with any debris. I also used one for my old mash/lauter tun instead of a manifold. I never had any stuck sparges. The only downside to, and it really isn't much of one, is that your efficiency may take a slight drop when sparging due to channeling. This really is only a mild concern and if channeling isn't much of a concern for you you could reallocate fifty bucks or more instead of purchasing a false bottom. Cleaning whole hops out of it is a bit of a pain but overall I really like this product. Also Midwest supplies has it for a dollar cheaper than bargain fittings version, can't beat that.January 24, 2013Less likely to get blocked than a false bottomI have had bad luck with false bottoms, they get blocked every so often and are a pain to deal with. This bazooka screen is so much easier to deal with. Just take care not to crush it. Since installing it in my mash tun I haven't had any stuck sparges.February 6, 2013Better than a false bottomAs long as you don't crush it, it does the job. I haven't had a stuck sparge with this, and I have had stuck sparges with the real false bottoms.February 19, 2013Good product, Great priceI bought this screen for use as a filter in a converted cooler mash tun. So far so good, it strains the grains allowing only the wort to flow out of the mash tun. As mentioned in other reviews, be careful not to crush or hit the screen as it could deform or detach from it's threaded section.February 28, 2013
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