Item #: S18
Our Price: $34.99
In Stock, Will Ship On 07/07/2020.


This 11.75" concave type 304 stainless false bottom fits the bottom of a Sankey Keg with the top cut off. It features a stainless flared output tube that is 3/8" diameter, to accept our J50 Thermoplastic tubing (going from the tube to a 3/8" hose barb on the inside of your KettleValve (hose barb not included with KettleValve, order separately).


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by Eric
on 12/4/2017
from Hampton V
False Bottom worked perfect!
I used this in a Sanke 15.5 Gallon Keg in my MASH TUN.  I drilled the hole larger for 1/2" tubing and used a mechanical connection to eliminate movement.  The flange on the bottom of this fit the profile of my keg perfectly, very solid construction for use as a False Bottom doing full 10 gallon batches!!
by Fred
on 5/29/2015
from Newport News
Sanke Keg False Bottom
Received the false bottom and was disappointed right off the bat.  Looked like a novice sheetmetal worker made this.  It rocks at the bottom of the keg and has waves in both outside rim and the downslope.  It may not be bad enough to let the malt pass thru but who's going to pay when a mash/sparge goes south with 25# of grain.  Williams told me that all their in stock Sanke Keg False Bottoms look like that.  I'm returning mine.

William's Responds: Fred,We offered to replace yours and we will send a replacement when we receive yours. We have sold thousands of these and yours is the first defective unit. We will send a new one and let us know if this suits yours needs. 
by Anthony
on 4/21/2015
from Auburn
I used a 3/8" to half in compression fitting . The tube sits just off the bottom leaving no wort left behind. The screen hugs the Sanke keg. Wonderful!
by preston
on 11/3/2012
Awesome product and price
This is a great addition to a snake boil kettle or even your mash tun. Only wish it came  with a half inch dip tube. However that is an easy DIY project!!!
by Chad
on 11/1/2012
from Boise
Fits sanke keg very well
I have this connected to a weldless kettle valve with a stainless 3/8" male NPT to 3/8" compression fitting (not cheap or easy to find) and it worked amazingly well.  Easy to disassemble and clean. Looks very clean and professional.

Had to cut maybe 1" off the stainless tube to get the length into the fitting correct, but no problem there.

The one issue I ran into (my fault) was to make sure you have the curved tube inserted through the hole in the false bottom before you press on the compression fitting. Once the fitting is on you can't get it through the hole in the false bottom.  To get around this I had to cut off the flared end of the tube put the false bottom back on, and then used a flaring tool to re-flare the tubing.  Luckily I had the valve hole drilled a bit low so the false bottom still rests on the bottom of the keg.  Other than my mistake very happy with this product.
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3/5/2020 7:03:29 AM
Can this also be used in a 10gal cooler setup? I know what you're thinking...why not just use the 12-in dome version we offer? We'll, I like the idea of having the additional height from the formed version - I think this will help to prevent a stuck mash
Te Sankey false bottom should not be used in a 10 gallon cooler setup. We recommend item S17 as it is a little larger than the one for the Sankey kegs. It is also domed and does not sit flat on the bottom of the cooler.
2/9/2020 4:12:50 PM
Is this false bottom (item# S18) available with a 1/2" outlet tube instead of the 3/8" one?
We do not sell it this way, although I am sure the part can be found somewhere.
9/19/2018 10:43:20 AM
Is there a fitting to hold the dip tube rigid and and off the bottom or does it just sit loose?
It sits loose, although the tubing you attach to this to exit the keg generally holds it rigid enough.
Norman Lane
10/26/2017 10:17:23 AM
Is the tube attached to the false bottom or just passes through a hole?
It just passes through a hole.
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