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Brewing Topics => Brew In A Bag (BIAB) => Topic started by: BOB357 on January 09, 2018, 01:35:11 PM

Title: False bottom for BIAB kettle
Post by: BOB357 on January 09, 2018, 01:35:11 PM
http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2016/10/stainless-steel-false-bottom-for-biab.html

Just came across this. Have been looking for an alternative to the vegetable steamer.
Title: Re: False bottom for BIAB kettle
Post by: gvhorwitz on May 03, 2018, 05:22:25 PM
Wow, this is a great find! Thanks.

Greg
Title: Re: False bottom for BIAB kettle
Post by: Parkinson1157 on June 03, 2018, 05:04:35 PM
If you use clips to hang your bag off the side of your pot you do not need a false bottom
Title: Re: False bottom for BIAB kettle
Post by: Kevin58 on June 04, 2018, 12:01:15 PM
If you use clips to hang your bag off the side of your pot you do not need a false bottom

I'm assuming this is for electric brewers. The last thing you want is the bag to slip and touch the burner element.
Title: Re: False bottom for BIAB kettle
Post by: BOB357 on June 04, 2018, 02:41:15 PM
I use it with a propane burner. Easy to melt a bag if it sits on the bottom with the burner on. Also makes for better recirculation for BIAB.
Title: Re: False bottom for BIAB kettle
Post by: volatile42 on September 07, 2018, 07:44:33 AM
I use a false bottom because I recirculate. Without it the bag wound tend to interrupt flow through my dip tube..
Title: Re: False bottom for BIAB kettle
Post by: gregpas on December 09, 2018, 02:58:17 PM
I built something similar to what was posted. I use a Sous Vide to keep the mash temp and circulate the wort, but if you are doing a multi step or trying to get the temp to 168 the sous vide would struggle, especially when brewing in the garage on a 40 degree day. Lifting the bag allows me to light the burner, keep it on low and help with the temp increase.