I’ve got a five-gallon round Rubbermaid cooler that I want to use as a mash tun in batch sparge all grain brewing. My idea includes using the steel casing from a washing machine connector tube for the screen. I’ve heard of people doing that before, so I thought I’d try it, but I’m having a difficult time actually getting the steel casing off. It’s loose on both ends for about a half inch, but I don’t get much movement past that.
Any advice on how to get that scree off, or other ways I may want to make a screen? Thanks for any feedback!