Q: With this false bottom, there is a threaded ring on the 90 degree elbow that rests on the center hole of the false bottom. Is this to cover the excess area in the center hole and how far do you screw it down against the false bottom?
A: The nut is just used to put pressure on the false bottom to keep it from raising during mashing. Just tight enough to firmly rest on top of the dome is best
Q: I have a blue Igloo 5 gallon cooler. Any idea if it's the same diameter as the yellow or am I good as long as its Igloo brand?
A: for the most part, igloo round coolers will work fine. the false bottmo measures 9" in diameter to confirm the cooler your thinking about applying the hardware to
Q: Do you need a pump with this set up or will you be able to drain wort via gravity by simply opening the valve?
A: This system would just rely on gravity feed to bring the wort out through the ball valve assembly, The system is not designed for use with a pump, which can effect the false bottom if used
Q: What's the recommended way to clean this after mashing?
A: The material used is all stainless so loosening the compression fitting to allow for the bottom to be removed to allow for a cleaning with Easy clean, PBW or the like if needed
Q: Will this work with both the yellow igloo coolers and the orange igloo coolers?
A: Yes this should work with any Igloo cooler. Thanks for the question!
Q: What is the installation sequence?
A: A visual might be more helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEgp5_nZwxQ
The second portion touches down on cooler false bottoms.
Q: Will this work with the Home Depot 5gal cooler?
A: This item is made specifically to work with Igloo brand coolers. If the cooler is a standard Igloo cooler rebranded as Home Depot, then it will work just fine.
Q: Will this work in a Rubbermaid cooler?
A: This will not work on a rubbermaid cooler.