Mash/Boil Screen

SKU: 7547

Stainless mesh tube replaces a false bottom in a mash tun or boil kettle for lautering wort or filtering whole hops.

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Stainless 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 accommodate our weldless kettle or cooler kits, as well as the FPT port inside our Polarware brew kettles.

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Customer Reviews

Does the job Review by John
The screen does the job of straining the wort from the boil kettle. I have a 20 gallon with the screen installed. However when draining the wort through to the plate chiller, the screen ends up getting caked up in gunk restricting the flow to the chiller. Need to end up constantly scraping the tube with a spoon to clear it off. I did try to swirl the wort but all of the sediment ends up right where the tube is located. Product quality is very good. My suggestion would be to make a unit with a tee fitting and a smaller tube on each side at an angle to hug the side of the pot' so when you swirl, the sediment stays in the center. (Posted on 5/11/14)
Great for the price Review by Peter
Works really well. Use it in a 10 gallon mash tun and fits almost perfectly, just needs a slight bend. For the money it's a great buy! (Posted on 1/29/14)
Works great in a cooler mash tub Review by Steve
Doesn't filter everything, but does a good job as an alternative to a false bottom. (Posted on 12/23/13)
Good for mash tun or kettle using whole hops. Review by Bryan
Other reviews have it nailed. Works great in a mash tun. I much prefer it over my old false bottom. I also got one for my kettle and it worked great with whole hops, but was almost completly clogged with pellet hops. To maintain any kind of flow rate I had to constantly stir and a lot of hop material made it into the fermenter in doing so. The clamp does not attach it very securly to the nipple. (Posted on 12/11/13)
work well Review by Roger
It works well. Its sits inside the brew kettle. (Posted on 11/10/13)
Does the job. No clogs! Review by Steve
I bought this for a 5gal igloo cooler. I think it's better suited for a 10gal, though. I had to bend it in a couple places in order to fit it in. Other than that, I was really impressed with the flow rate. Totally clog-free. (Posted on 10/29/13)
GREAT! Review by Matthew
Works great, fits well into the fitting. Had to bend the end to fit inside my keggle, but did not affect the function. (Posted on 10/16/13)
Use with whirl pooling Review by Bob
Has anyone tried bending this to work around the edge of the kettle to avoid the cone when whirlpooling? Maybe even using two screens? (Posted on 10/6/13)
Quality equipment Review by Wayne
It is a good stiff stainless mesh with a good fitting. I am very pleased with it so far. (Posted on 9/22/13)
Only one problem Review by Peter
I used this screen in a converted keg to mash tun. It fits perfectly and does the job. However, after the first use it fell apart. Trying to unscrew it the screen separated from the screw. If you get this plan on replacing the compression fitting it with a screw-tightening hose clamp. It has worked ever since. Do not use for the boil as it clogs easily with hops. (Posted on 9/5/13)
Works great! Review by Herbert
Other than having to bend it to fit in the cooler for mashing, it worked just as it said. Very happy with this product. (Posted on 8/3/13)
Great For All Grain False Bottom Review by Andrew
I made my own mash tun and bought this over the round false bottoms because of the money deference. Yes you do have to bend it to get it to fit in a round cooler and is somewhat awkward to screw into a ball valve but it works great. If you don't have a ton of money this is the way to go. I have done numerous batches now and it has given me zero issues. (Posted on 5/7/13)
it works ok Review by Matthew
I have used this item for about a year now in my Megapot. I like it for what I use it for. My criticism would be that, though the description says "stainless", unfortunately it is not stainless now. I'm afraid after enduring too many boils and too many cycles through the dishwasher, it has now become pretty rusted. I will shell out the dough to get another one because I do like what it does for me. I think I will try not putting it through the dishwasher, hopefully that will help it last longer. (Posted on 1/22/13)
Works well for mash tun! Review by brad
Worked well in my typical 5 gallon igloo mash tun. Had to trim about 4" off of the end and fold it over and pinch it back closed in order for it to fit though. (Posted on 3/9/12)
meh. Review by Shane
why is this not pre-sized for its practical application, a rubbermaid cooler?

I even have the ten gallon and had to mess with it.

Spending 18 bucks on this was upsetting when I should have just made one myself.

My bad. (Posted on 2/22/12)
So much better than a false bottom IMO Review by Rev
When I switched to AG I went with a 10G cooler with false bottom. Instantly stuck when trying to drain first running. I found after the false bottom didn't sit truly flat and let grains under easily. Switched to this (need to crimp to shorten the length a little in a round cooler) and everything has been perfect since then, never a stuck drain or sparge and always great flow. Be careful of course not to knock it when stirring, I stir over it then along the sides to prevent breaking it. (Posted on 1/24/12)
Clogs Review by Twah
Clogs to easily. (Posted on 1/21/12)
works but limited Review by Blacky
Works well for me. I have it on a 45 degree elbow so it is off to the side in my 25g boil kettle. Coil wort chiller sits next to it so much of the leaf hops are blocked by coil and rest by screen. I drain at a trickle to prevent clogging. Sometimes it runs fast and sometimes very slowly, but it was a simple cheaper solution vs false bottom. Tons of break left in pot. (Posted on 1/15/12)
Not good for the boil kettle. Review by Max
It's not very flexible to adjust and clogs very easily with a small amount of hops in the BK. (Posted on 1/10/12)
Works great on orange coolers Review by Robert
I used this item on my orange 10 gal rubbermaid cooler and have had great results. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting a mash tun screen for their cooler; only if it is orange. (Posted on 7/31/11)
75% efficient in mashtun Review by Gabe
I got this for mashing in a 10 gallon round cooler. To fit it in the cooler I have to fold over about 3" from the end, which doesn't really affect it. This is not a stainless steel braid as much as it is the same material as a screen door, but stiff. Over the last 4 batches I've maintained 75% efficiency with it. I haven't had any trouble with filtering that a round of vorlaufing didn't fix. Be careful when handling the screen; I've had a couple of the wires go loose and jab me. (Posted on 6/18/11)
Works well in the mash tun. Review by Sean
I mash in a 10gal Rubbermade round cooler. This screen does not seem to filter out the particles as well as the false bottom I was using no matter how much I recirculate. That's OK though because it has never, ever plugged up on me. No more starting a brew day with the worry that my mash will stick and hours will be added. (Posted on 3/21/11)
Clogs too easily Review by Brad
I use this in my 48 quart mashtun. I've had mixed results. Sometimes I can sparge and the wort comes out at an acceptable rate but other times it's barely a trickle. I'm going to find another use for the screen and make a copper or cpvc manifold for the bottom of my 'tun. My brother uses one and it works much, much better. (Posted on 1/26/11)
Not for boil kettle. Review by Gerald
Unusable in the boil kettle. Clogs way to easily. (Posted on 1/23/11)
NOT a hop filter Review by scrambledegg
I don't understand how people can think a product titled "Mash/Boil Screen" should be used as a hop strainer. I just...can't. Every time I think about it, a kitten dies...

Either way, I got one of these for my mash tun (10 gal. Rubbermaid cooler), and this thing works wonders. If you use this in a cooler that's 10 gal. or less like mine, simply crimp the non-threaded end, and roll it to the length that fits. 5 stars. (Posted on 9/21/10)
Good for your Mash tun Review by Eric
Its great for your mash tun but you need to make sure whatever you are mashing in (cooler, kettle, etc.) has a diameter of at least 12". I use a 5 gallon Rubbermaid water cooler and I needed to bend it in an awkward position and kinda deform it in order to make it fit because it was too long. It shouldn't be a problem for bigger coolers. It still did the job really well. (Posted on 9/20/10)
works good for mashing Review by scott
I have one of these in my mash tun and it works great, I wouldn't consider using it in the boil kettle tho, it would clog too easily. I use a funnel and a strainer instead. (Posted on 2/28/10)
May be fine for mash tun, not a turnkey device for a boil kettle Review by Different Tony
I bought this last fall and had an identical experience as Tony, and with an RIS to boot! CREEPY. Anyway, I've experienced acceptable performance when I bag up the hops, but I'm probably going to retire this device from the lineup after only four batches because it struggles mightily with even a modest amount of hop particulates. Great concept, does not cut it by itself in a boil kettle. I haven't used it in a mash tun, but I can see how it might work better in that application. (Posted on 2/27/10)